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Temper Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Temper.

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

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

One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain
of getting more and more angry to the end.
- William Butler Yeats

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

 

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

We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit.
- Evelyn Waugh

I don't lose my temper often; about once every twenty years perhaps.
- Dirk Bogarde

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Keep your temper.
A decision made in anger is never sound.
- Ford Frick

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

Men are like steel.
When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.
- Chuck Norris

I had a really bad temper, when I was growing up.
Sport helped me channel that temper into more positive acts.
- Mike Krzyzewski

It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who
scores most in controversy -
but he who has shown the better temper.
- Samuel Butler

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

We need to temper the idea that this company has to
have some earthshaking event every 15 minutes.
- Mark V. Hurd

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

My Latin temper blows up pretty fast,
but it goes down just as fast.
Maybe that's why you seldom hear of ulcers in Latin America.
- Desi Arnaz

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

A wise government knows how to enforce with temper,
or to conciliate with dignity.
- George Grenville

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

I have a temper, but I wouldn't call me abusive.
- Tatum O'Neal

Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is
the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving

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

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

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
- Khalil Gibran

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

Temper your enjoyments with prudence,
lest there be written on your heart that fearful word "satiety."
- Francis Quarles

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.
- Thomas Paine

The seven deadly sins: Want of money,
bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties,
knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.
- Samuel Butler

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

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper
when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
- Orson Welles

We are not won by arguments that we can analyse but by tone and temper,
by the manner which is the man himself.
- Samuel Butler

I know I lost my temper, but I tried to be human along the way.
- Bernie Ebbers

Real rebels are rarely anything but second rate outside their rebellion;
the drain of time and temper is ruinous to any other accomplishment.
- James Gould Cozzens

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

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

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

I've struggled so hard to reign in my temper because
it actually terrifies me.
- Susannah York

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

I don't lose my temper very often now,
and if I do, it's well deserved.
- John Malkovich

You seem in England to be entirely ignorant of the temper of our people.
- Peter Oliver

To lose your temper is only useful once a year.
- Colin R. Davis

A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil.
Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.
- Charles Spurgeon

It's my rule never to lose me temper till it would
be detrimental to keep it.
- Sean O'Casey

I have a pretty bad temper.
But you have to really push me to see it.
But everybody has their things.
- Janet Jackson

That's one of the great advantages of age.
You can say, I don't want to, I don't care,
you can throw temper tantrums, and nobody minds.
- James Lee Burke

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

I'm six foot four and a half and I have a temper.
It's reserved for very important issues.
If someone is asking me to make an artistic concession,
then I'll become a madman.
- Tim Robbins

Where I once constantly lost my temper,
I found myself arriving at a crisis and experiencing peace.
- Josh McDowell

On October 28th, 1887, I became the mother of a girl baby,
the very image of its father, at least that is what he said,
but who has the temper of its mother.
- Calamity Jane

Thus, only in a hopeful and confident temper,
in a proud and constructive spirit, will we rescue
the present and safeguard the future of our beloved country.
- Bainbridge Colby

We are not won by arguments that we can analyze,
but by tone and temper; by the manner,
which is the man himself.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness.
It is itself almost religious.
Our scientific temper is devout.
- William James

Ah, if I were not king, I should lose my temper.
- Louis XIV

I'm more likely to lose my temper on a film set than almost anywhere.
Often the level of idiocy is so exalted that it's impossible to comprehend.
- John Malkovich

I am told that I had a bad temper, and remember being
banished to the back hall until civility returned.
- Paul D. Boyer

Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed.
There ain't much credit in that.
- Charles Dickens

A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a
selfish temper and confined views.
People will not look forward to posterity,
who never look backward to their ancestors.
- Edmund Burke

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

I lost my temper on stage.
- Michael Richards

The gentleman had also a young daughter,
of rare goodness and sweetness of temper,
which she took from her mother, who was the best creature in the world.
- Charles Perrault

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
- Bruce Lee

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires,
and a touch that never hurts.
- Charles Dickens

It's very important not to lose your temper in a courtroom,
or in anything else you're doing.
- Warren Christopher

I have a temper on me that could hold back tides.
- Shirley Manson

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

I was quite the spoiled brat.
I have quite a temper, obviously inherited from my father,
and I became very good at ordering everyone around.
I was the princess; the staff were absolutely terrified of me.
- Lisa Marie Presley

There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity,
modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit;
and there is no true beauty without the signatures
of these graces in the very countenance.
- Arthur Helps

It kills me to lose.
If I'm a troublemaker, and I don't think that my temper makes me one,
then it's because I can't stand losing.
That's the way I am about winning, all I ever wanted to do was finish first.
- Jackie Robinson

The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper,
the country demands bold, persistent,
experimentation.
It is common sense to take a method and try it,
if it fails, admit it frankly and try another.
But above all, try something.
- Anthony Burgess

Marvelous is the power which can be exercised,
almost unconsciously, over a company,
or an individual, or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper,
good digestion, good intellects, and good looks.
- Anthony Trollope

Photography suits the temper of this age -
of active bodies and minds.
It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas,
imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed
down by painting or sculpting,
for one who sees quickly and acts decisively,
accurately.
- Edward Weston


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