Temper Quotes

By | July 13, 2009


A flatterer must not lose his temper.~ Yiddish Proverb
An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.~ Kahlil Gibran
A person’s fate is their own temper.~ Benjamin Disraeli
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.~ Robert Frost
Good temper is an estate for life.~ William Hazlitt
Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.~ William Hazlitt
Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness — an open and noble temper.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper; but he is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.~ David Hume
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.~ Traditional Proverb
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.~ John Keats
It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.~ Edmund Burke
It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.~ Charles Dickens
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act according with the dictates of reason.~ Oscar Wilde
Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.~ Frank Moore Colby
Men lose their tempers in defending their taste.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.~ Thomas Paine
My life is in the hands of any fool who makes me lose my temper.~ Joseph Hunter
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.~ Baltasar Gracian
O, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven! Keep me in temper. I would not be mad.~ William Shakespeare
Religion is a temper, not a pursuit.~ Harriet Martineau
So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.~ Author Unknown
Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.~ James M. Barrie
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.~ Joseph Joubert
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The only causes of regret are laziness, outbursts of temper, hurting others, prejudice, jealousy, and envy.~ Germaine Greer
There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself — an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.~ Antisthenes
The worst-tempered people I’ve ever met were the people who knew they were wrong.~ Addison Mizner
They are eloquent who can speak low things acutely, and of great things with dignity, and of moderate things with temper.~ Marcus T. Cicero
We are not won by arguments that we can analyze, but by tone and temper; by the manner, which is the man himself.~ Samuel Butler
We ask God to forgive us for our evil thoughts and evil temper, but rarely, if ever ask Him to forgive us for our sadness.~ R. W. Dale
We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.~ Alfred Adler
When you’re in the right, you can afford to keep your temper. When in the wrong, you can’t afford to lose it.~ Author Unknown