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Temper Quotes


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A cheerful temper joined with innocence will make beauty attractive, knowledge delightful, and wit good-natured. It will lighten sickness, poverty, and affliction; convert ignorance into an amiable simplicity, and render deformity itself agreeable.

A man who cannot command his temper should not think of being a man of business.

A noble heart, like the sun, showeth its greatest countenance in its lowest estate.

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

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

Bad temper is its own scourge. Few things are more bitter than to feel bitter. A man's venom poisons himself more than his victim.

Courtesy of temper, when it is used to veil churlishness of deed, is but a knight's girdle around the breast of a base clown.

Good temper, like a sunny day, sheds a brightness over everything; it is the sweetener of toil and the soother of disquietude.

I have often thought that it required as much grace to keep the apostle Peter from knocking a man down in the street as to make the apostle John look like an angel.

If a man has a quarrelsome temper, let him alone. The world will soon find him employment. He will soon meet with some one stronger than himself, who will repay him better than you can. A man may fight duels all his life, if he is disposed to quarrel.

Inviolable fidelity, good-humor, and complacency of temper, outlive all the charms of a fine face, and make the decays of it invisible.

It is an unhappy, and yet I fear a true reflection, that they who have uncommon easiness and softness of temper have seldom very noble and nice sensations of soul.

Men who have had a great deal of experience learn not to lose their tempers.

More than half the difficulties of the world would be allayed or removed by the exhibition of good temper.

Of all bad things by which mankind are curst, their own bad tempers surely are the worst.

Temper, if ungoverned, governs the whole man.

Temperament is but the atmosphere of character, while its groundwork in nature is fixed and unchangeable.

The difficult part of good temper consists in forbearance, and accommodation to the ill-humor of others.

The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.

The perverse temper of children is too often corrected with the rod, when the cause lies in fact in a diseased state of body.


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