Temper Quotes

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Jane Austen
“I have faults enough, but they are not, I hope, of understanding. My temper I dare not vouch for. It is, I believe, too little yielding— certainly too little for the convenience of the world. I cannot forget the follies and vices of other so soon as I ought, nor their offenses against myself. My feelings are not puffed about with every attempt to move them. My temper would perhaps be called resentful. My good opinion once lost, is lost forever.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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

J.K. Rowling
“Nasty temper he's got, that Sirius Black.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Anne Bishop
“When a man wears his pants that tight, they tend to pinch his balls, and that tends to pinch his temper.”
Anne Bishop, Queen of the Darkness

Timur Vermes
“What irritates me most of all about these morning people is their horribly good temper, as if they have been up for three hours and already conquered France.”
Timur Vermes, Er ist wieder da

Ava Gardner
“When I lose my temper, honey, you can't find it any place.”
Ava Gardner

Sun Tzu
“There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general:
(1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction;
(2) cowardice, which leads to capture;
(3) a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults;
(4) a delicacy of honor which is sensitive to shame;
(5) over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Ben Carson
“I came to realize that if people could make me angry they could could control me. Why should I give someone else such power over my life?”
Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Clive Barker
“Angels have very nasty tempers. Especially when they’re feeling righteous.”
Clive Barker, Mister B. Gone

George Eliot
“The memory has as many moods as the temper, and shifts its scenery like a diorama.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

Susanna Clarke
“I have been quite put out of temper this morning and someone ought to die for it.”
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Richard Diaz
“If you lose your temper, you lose!”
Richard Diaz

Howard Thurman
“If a man knows precisely what he can do to you or what epithet he can hurl against you in order to make you lose your temper, your equilibrium, then he can always keep you under subjection.”
Howard Thurman

“Passion is wholehearted devotion; it is fervor and agony; it is temper and zeal.”
Rebecca Ross, The Queen’s Rising

Lani Woodland
“So, what you're saying is that I bring out your book - wielding, short tempered side?" He hooked his foot through the straps of my backpack and brought in front of him. "Removing temptation."
I gave him a look that communicated he should wither and die.”
Lani Woodland, Intrinsical

Charles Dickens
“There was a piece of ornamental water immediately below the parapet, on the other side, into which Mr. James Harthouse had a very strong inclination to pitch Mr. Thomas Gradgrind Junior.”
Charles Dickens, Hard Times

Amit Kalantri
“Father has a strengthening character like the sun and mother has a soothing temper like the moon.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Charlotte Brontë
“Our natures own predilections and antipathies alike strange. There are people from whom we secretly shrink, whom we would personally avoid, though reason confesses that they are good people: there are others with faults of temper, &c., evident enough, beside whom we live content, as if the air about them did us good.”
Charlotte Brontë, Villette

Robertson Davies
“He [Jesus] had a terrible temper, you know, undoubtedly inherited from His Father.”
Robertson Davies, Fifth Business

Toba Beta
“I've seen what you're going to understand, dear.
It made me patient when confronting your temper.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“The sin of quick anger is an idol of the heart that is not dying to our own rights.”
Ron Pearce

Thomas Jefferson
“When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.”
Thomas Jefferson

Margaret Widdemer
“And the way you lost your temper!" went on Wallis enthusiastically. "Oh, Mr. Allan, it was beautiful! You haven't been more than to say snarly since the accident! It was so like the way you used to throw hair-brushes--”
Margaret Widdemer, The Rose-Garden Husband

“People can’t unshackle all of their true strength without taming their temper.”
Picazo Basha, Shambala Sect

A.D. Aliwat
“Any bad act for a good reason is especially nice in His eyes. Like, again, the whole righteous indignation thing with Jesus where he got all pissed and drove out the moneylenders from the temple. That’s why God gave us tempers.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

“Recently I received very upsetting emails from two friends in a particular organization who want Progressives to temper their speech because it makes some uncomfortable. This discomfort they say detracts from the ability to bring these people into the fold. The question is; if one must tell less than the truth to bring some into the fold, what good is having them in the first place?”
Egberto Willies, It’s Worth It: How to Talk To Your Right-Wing Relatives, Friends, and Neighbors

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

Seán O'Casey
“It's my rule never to lose my temper till it would be detrimental to keep it.”
Seán O'Casey

Alain de Botton
“We know that, when teaching students, only the utmost care and patience will ever work: we must never raise our voices, we have to use extraordinary tact, we must leave plenty of time for every lesson to sink in, and we need to ensure at least ten compliments for every one delicately inserted negative remark. Above all, we must remain calm.

And yet the best guarantee of calm in a teacher is a relative indifference to the success or failure of his or her lesson. The serene teacher naturally wants for things to go well, but if an obdurate pupil flunks, say, trigonometry, it is—at base—the pupil’s problem. Tempers remain in check because individual students do not have very much power over their teachers’ lives; they don’t control their integrity and are not the chief determinants of their sense of contentment. An ability not to care too much is a critical aspect of unruffled and successful pedagogy.”
Alain de Botton

Abraham Lincoln
“Let us do nothing through passion and ill temper.”
Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's Greatest Speeches

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