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

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

Life is a long lesson in humility.
- James M. Barrie

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie PHOTO

There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make.
- James M. Barrie

 

Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies'
there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
- James M. Barrie

Always be a little kinder than necessary.
- James M. Barrie

The best place a person can die, is where they die for others.
- James M. Barrie

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A woman can be anything the man who loves her would have her be.
- James M. Barrie

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
- James M. Barrie

To die will be an awfully big adventure.
- James M. Barrie

We never understand how little we need in this world
until we know the loss of it.
- James M. Barrie

I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare,
but if he did not, it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.
- James M. Barrie

Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.
- James M. Barrie

I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
- James M. Barrie

It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else.
- James M. Barrie

The most useless are those who never change through the years.
- James M. Barrie

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
- James M. Barrie

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough,
You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
- James M. Barrie

Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion,
grows by grappling with and subduing them.
- James M. Barrie

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
- James M. Barrie

Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe.
If you believe, clap your hands!
- James M. Barrie

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
- James M. Barrie

Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight:
always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?
- James M. Barrie

The praise that comes from love does not make us vain,
but more humble.
- James M. Barrie

For several days after my first book was published,
I carried it about in my pocket and took surreptitious
peeps at it to make sure the ink had not faded.
- James M. Barrie

A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past
is to force open a crammed drawer.
If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it,
but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
- James M. Barrie

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story,
and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he
compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
- James M. Barrie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I lost my temper on stage.
- Michael Richards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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