Temper Quotes

By | July 13, 2009

Quotations about Temper

An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper. ~ Kahlil Gibran

So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk. ~ Jacqueline Schiff

Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there. ~ Source Unknown

Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice. ~ Thomas Paine

Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade. ~ James M. Barrie

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

The worst-tempered people I’ve ever met were people who knew they were wrong. ~ Wilson Mizner

Most people give off as much heat as a 100 watt bulb, but not as much light. ~ Source Unknown

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

O, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven! Keep me in temper. I would not be mad. ~ William Shakespeare

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

A person’s fate is their own temper. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Instability of temper ought to be checked when it disposes men to wander from one scheme to another: since such a fickleness cannot but be attended with fatal consequences. ~ Joseph Addison

Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong. ~ Baltasar Gracian

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

Too many have no idea of the subjection of their temper to the influence of religion, and yet what is changed, if the temper is not? If a man is as passionate, malicious, resentful, sullen, moody, or morose after his conversion as before it, what is he converted from or to? ~ John Angell James

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. ~ Oscar Wilde

Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours. ~ Frank Moore Colby

It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away. ~ Charles Dickens

He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper; but he is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance. ~ David Hume

A tart temper never mellows with age; and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. ~ Washington Irving

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. ~ Traditional Proverb

When the habitually even-tempered suddenly fly into a passion, that explosion is apt to be more impressive that the outburst of the most violent amongst us. ~ Margery Allingham

Men lose their tempers in defending their taste. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness — an open and noble temper. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Religion is a temper, not a pursuit. ~ Harriet Martineau

With “gentleness” in his own character, “comfort” in his house, and “good temper” in his wife, the earthly felicity of man is complete. ~ German Saying

My life is in the hands of any fool who makes me lose my temper. ~ Joseph Hunter

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

When you’re in the right, you can afford to keep your temper. When in the wrong, you can’t afford to lose it. ~ Source Unknown

I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top. ~ John Keats

The only causes of regret are laziness, outbursts of temper, hurting others, prejudice, jealousy, and envy. ~ Germaine Greer

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk. ~ Joseph Joubert

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

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority. ~ Alfred Adler

Good temper is an estate for life. ~ William Hazlitt

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

Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything. ~ Billy Graham

Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features. ~ William Hazlitt

The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

A stout heart tempers adversity. ~ Dutch Proverb

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

A flatterer must not lose his temper. ~ Yiddish Proverb

A sunny temper gilds the edges of life’s blackest cloud. ~ Thomas Guthrie

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