The difficult part of good temper consists in forbearance, and accommodation to the ill-humors of others.
The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.
Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.
Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.
We are not won by arguments that we can analyze but by the tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice
Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word "satiety."
Anger may be kindled in the noblest breasts: but in these slow droppings of an unforgiving temper never takes the shape of consistency of enduring hatred.
He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.
He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances
Temper is a funny thing; it spoils children, ruins adults, and strengthens steel
Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment.
Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
A lady of what is commonly called an uncertain temper -- a phrase which being interpreted signifies a temper tolerably certain to make everybody more or less uncomfortable.
One is tempted to define man as a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
It comes of being by yourself when you are growing up, because you`re reading and you`re forming an opinion, and there`s no-one to argue with you, so you become dogmatic. There`s no-one to temper your opinion, so you think you`re right.
Nonvoting is a fruitless temper tantrum.
He is always soft spoken. He is never indignant and does not loose his temper. His mind is free from fear. He speaks softly and treats everybody with respect.
It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy -- but he who has shown the better temper.
Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention. Still less can he afford to take all the consequences, including the vitiating of his temper and loss of self control. Yield larger things to which you can show no more than equal right; and yield lesser ones, though clearly your own. Better give your path to a dog than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
A fretful temper will divide the closest knot that may be tied, by ceaseless sharp corrosion; a temper passionate and fierce may suddenly your joys disperse at one immense explosion.