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Tempered Quotes

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Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time;
it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
- Sydney Harris

Related topics: Spiritual Life Human-Nature Psychology

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence.
Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
- William E. Gladstone

A theory must be tempered with reality.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

The worst tempered people I have ever met were those
who knew that they were wrong.
- David Letterman

 

Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.
- Blaise Pascal

It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as
not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
- Miguel de Cervantes

The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled,
and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed,
lest Rome fall.
- Taylor Caldwell

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There was a Republican majority of the Senate,
and it tempered the nature of the nominations being made.
- Spencer Abraham

It's never the wrong time to call on Toad.
Early or late he's always the same fellow.
Always good-tempered, always glad to see you,
always sorry when you go!
- Kenneth Grahame

Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation,
leads to ruin.
- Tacitus

An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
- Voltaire

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
- George Orwell

The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered
by an occasional assassination.
- Voltaire

There is no earthly reason why a solo string instrument or voice,
having the possibility to play or sing pure intonation,
should want, or try, to be tempered.
- Lara St.
John

To be a good actor...
it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul,
to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the
laborious task that has barely just been finished.
- Sarah Bernhardt

Beware the cute, hot guy who kind of reminds you of
the parent you don't get along with:
your cold,
distant father who left when you were a kid or your
hot-tempered mother whom you could never please.
- Merrill Markoe

A spirit, breathing the language of independence,
is natural to Englishmen, few of whom are disposed to brook compulsion,
or submit to the dictates of others,
when not softened by reason,
or tempered with kindness.
- Joseph Lancaster

As the war on terrorism spreads and prolongs,
the fruits of ending the threat of terrorism around
the world will be tempered with a whole new series
of problems to be addressed and resolved.
- Charles Foster Bass

Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant.
No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast,
if I can call it that, one is affected by every twitch and grunt.
- Pierre Trudeau

In course of time, religion came with its rites invoking
the aid of good spirits which were even more powerful than the bad spirits,
and thus for the time being tempered the agony of fears.
- Paul Harris

Every day of my life I walk with the idea that I am black,
no matter how successful I am.
And our success is tempered by that;
you're successful in this way given the fact you are black,
and most blacks don't get to that point.
- Danny Glover

Let the word go forth from this time and place,
to friend and foe alike,
that the torch has been passed
to a new generation of Americans -
born in this century, tempered by war,
disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.
- John F. Kennedy

A man who dreads trials and difficulties cannot become a revolutionary.
If he is to become a revolutionary with an indomitable fighting spirit,
he must be tempered in the arduous struggle from his youth.
As the saying goes, early training means more than late earning.
- Kim Jong Il

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit.
- Evelyn Waugh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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