Temper Quotes

Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.

Joseph Addison

If you go in for argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself.

Joseph Farrell

A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.

Adam Deadmarsh

A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue, but moderation in principle is always a vice.

Adrienne Herron

But certain winds will make men's temper bad.

George Eliot

It is only our bad temper that we put down to being tired or worried or hungry; we put our good temper down to ourselves.

C. S. Lewis

The worst-tempered people I've ever met were the people who knew they were wrong.

Wilson Mizener

They are eloquent who can speak low things acutely, and of great things with dignity, and of moderate things with temper.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

A person's fate is their own temper.

Benjamin Disraeli

Religion is a temper, not a pursuit.

Harriet Martineau

Cultivate a sweet temper and the sweet speech which is its natural consequence.

Sathya Baba

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

Edmund Burke

Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.

William Penn

Abstinence is easier than temperance


The difficult part of good temper consists in forbearance, and accommodation to the ill-humors of others.

William Empson

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Updated On : January 14, 2013
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