Temper Quotes

Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.

Barrie Sir James

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.

Robert Frost

Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness, -- an open and noble temper.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

Robert Frost

Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.

Unknown

Fretfulness of temper will generally characterize those who are negligent of order.

Hugh Blair

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

Robert Frost

You are educated when you have the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence.

Robert Frost

It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.

Burke, Edmund

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.

Aristotle

Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.

William Hazlitt

There are so many highly esteemed ones who became miserable and humiliated just because of their bad temper and morals; and humble people who have attained eminence and the highest honors because of good temper and morals.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

There are three things that signify the magnanimity of a person: good temper, patience, and to avoid aggressive gaze.

Jafar ibn Muhammad as-S

There are very many characteristics which go into making a model civil servant. Prominent among them are probity, industry, good sense, good habits, good temper, patience, order, courtesy, tact, self-reliance, many deference to superior officers, and many consideration for inferiors.

Chester A. Arthur

Any woman who is sure of her own wits, is a match, at any time, for a man who is not sure of his own temper.

Wilkie Collins

Kindness is not without its rocks ahead. People are apt to put it down to an easy temper and seldom recognize it as the secret striving of a generous nature; whilst, on the other hand, the ill-natured get credit for all the evil they refrain from.

Honor de Balzac

'Tis not Wit merely, but a Temper which must form the Well-Bred Man. In the same manner, 'tis not a Head merely, but a Heart and Resolution which must compleat the real Philosopher.

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury

You think your temper is the worst in the world, but mine used to be just like it. ... I've been trying to cure it for forty years, and have only succeeded in controlling it. I am angry nearly every day of my life, but I have learned not to show it; and I still try to hope not to feel it, though it may take me another forty years to do it. ... I've learned to check the hasty words that rise to my lips, and when I feel that they mean to break out against my will, I just go away for a minute, and give myself a little shake for being so weak and wicked.

Alcott, Louisa May

Shaw's emotional development was one with his intellectual strength. His path led him into the thick of the scrimmage, where more spontaneous natures defend themselves with the usual weapons of malice, humility, bad temper or conceit. But Shaw used the death ray of imperturbability. His feelings were never hurt, his envy never aroused, his conceit was a transparent fiction, he never quarreled.

Jacques Barzun

The spirit of true religion breathes gentleness and affability; it gives a native, unaffected ease to the behavior; it is social, kind, cheerful; far removed from the cloudy and illiberal disposition which clouds the brow, sharpens the temper, and dejects the spirit.

Hugh Blair

The single spirit doth simultaneously temper the whole together; this is the single soul of all things; all are filled with God.

Giordano Bruno

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