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Temper Quotes

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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

 

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

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

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

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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 in accordance with the dictates of reason.
- Orson Welles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit.
- Evelyn Waugh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A lot of life is dealing with your curse,
dealing with the cards you were given that aren't so nice.
Does it make you into a monster, or can you temper it in some way,
or accept it and go in some other direction?
- Wes Craven

We are on the precipice of a crisis,
a Constitutional crisis.
The checks and balances, which have been at the core of this Republic,
are about to be evaporated by the nuclear option.
The checks and balances that say if you get 51% of the vote,
you don't get your way 100% of the time.
It is amazing, it's almost a temper tantrum.
- Charles Schumer

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

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

I don't get angry very often.
I lose my temper rarely.
And when I do, there's always a legitimate cause.
Normally I have a great lightness of being.
I take things in a very happy, amused way.
- Julia Roberts

But when I lose my temper, I find it difficult to forgive myself.
I feel I've failed.
I can be calm in a crisis, in the face of death or things that hurt badly.
I don't get hysterical, which may be masochistic of me.
- Emma Thompson


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