Temper Quotes

He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.

David Hume

He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances

David Hume

The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.

Horace

Temper is a funny thing; it spoils children, ruins adults, and strengthens steel

Julia Moss Seton

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.

M. Kathleen Casey

Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment.

William Warburton

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.

Khalil Gibran

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.

Charles Dickens

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

Addison Mizner

Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations, and small needs.

H. Stern

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.

Oscar Wilde

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.

Peaches Geldof

Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.

Frank Moore Colby

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.

William Cowper

Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.

William Penn

Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.

G.K. Chesterton

At the time the volatility of your innate short temper was exacerbated by the aftermath of your abuse of illicit drugs,

Peter Evans

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

William Hazlitt

Human nature is said by many to be good; if so, where have social evils come from? For human nature is the only moral nature in that corrupting thing called "society." Every example set before the child of to-day is the fruit of human nature. It has been planted on every possible field among the snows that never melt; in temperate regions, and under the line; in crowded cities, in lonely forests; in ancient seats of civilization, in new colonies; and in all these fields it has, without once failing, brought forth a crop of sins and troubles.

William Arthur

'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

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