Temperament Quotes

Quotes tagged as "temperament" (showing 1-30 of 41)
Albert Einstein
“It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.”
Albert Einstein

Clarence Darrow
“Every instinct that is found in any man is in all men. The strength of the emotion may not be so overpowering, the barriers against possession not so insurmountable, the urge to accomplish the desire less keen. With some, inhibitions and urges may be neutralized by other tendencies. But with every being the primal emotions are there. All men have an emotion to kill; when they strongly dislike some one they involuntarily wish he was dead. I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction.”
Clarence Darrow, The Story of My Life

Susan Cain
“We know from myths and fairy tales that there are many different kinds of powers in this world. One child is given a light saber, another a wizard's education. The trick is not to amass all the different kinds of power, but to use well the kind you've been granted.”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Kay Redfield Jamison
“I had a terrible temper, after all, and though it rarely erupted, when it did it frightened me and anyone near its epicenter. It was the only crack, but a disturbing one, in the otherwise vacuum-sealed casing of my behavior.”
Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

Friedrich Nietzsche
“A man far oftener appears to have a decided character from persistently following his temperament than from persistently following his principles.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human

Thomas Hardy
“--the ethereal, fine-nerved, sensitive girl, quite unfitted by temperament and instinct to fulfil the conditions of the matrimonial relation with Phillotson, possibly with scarce any man...”
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

Aldous Huxley
“Her cheeks were flushed. She caught hold of the Savage's arm and pressed it, limp, against her side. He looked down at her for a moment, pale, pained, desiring, and ashamed of his desire. He was not worthy, not... Their eyes for a moment met. What treasures hers promised! A queen's ransom of temperament. Hastily he looked away, disengaged his imprisoned arm. He was obscurely terrified lest she should cease to be something he could feel himself unworthy of.”
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Richelle E. Goodrich
“I'm not saying that I think one man is better than the other. I'm not saying that either is kinder or wiser or more ambitious, more thoughtful, confident, or able. But the fact is that when I'm with the one, comfort settles into my bones. I feel calm around him, as if the sun is smiling down on me and the world has suddenly become a sweet, safe place to be. I feel good about life―about myself. And it's hard not to want to be near someone who, just by their very nature, makes you feel that way.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Tim LaHaye
“Fear is an inhibitor that has kept more people from fulfilling their destiny than any other one emotion.”
Tim LaHaye, Spirit-Controlled Temperament

Israelmore Ayivor
“• Just love me the way I am!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Six Words Inspiration

Jamie Arpin-Ricci
“When circumstances demand that we do something that is not natural to our temperament or talents, we must sometimes intentionally choose by discipline what we inherently lack by nature.”
Jamie Arpin-Ricci, The Introvert Writer: Being Your Creative Best By Being Your Truest Self

Philip Zaleski
“Passion does not translate easily into good income.”
Philip Zaleski, The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams

Israelmore Ayivor
“To become a better you, take note of what gets you offended quickly and never go there or let it come to you.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

T.F. Hodge
“Avoid having to pump your brakes by keeping your flow on cruise control.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Anthony Trollope
“As a general rule, it is highly desirable that ladies should keep their temper: a woman when she storms always makes herself ugly, and usually ridiculous also. There is nothing so odious to man as a virago. Though Theseus loved an Amazon, he showed his love but roughly, and from the time of Theseus downward, no man ever wished to have his wife remarkable rather for forward prowess than retiring gentleness. A low voice "is an excellent thing in woman.”
Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers

Israelmore Ayivor
“Your temperament can drive people away from you and then you live a regrettable life”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Álvaro de Campos
“His conception of the universe is, however, instinctive, not intellectual; it can't be criticized as a concept, because there’s none there, and it can't be criticized as temperament, because temperament can't be criticized.”
Álvaro de Campos

Anthony Trollope
“A low voice is an excellent thing in woman.”
Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers

Tom Clancy
“i am the most even-tempered man i know,' clark protested.
'right, no one's ever lived long enough for you to get really mad. they're dead by the time you're mildly annoyed.”
Tom Clancy, The Sum of All Fears

Charles Dickens
“He cross-examined his very wine when he had nothing else at hand.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Eudora Welty
“My temperament and my instinct had told me alike that the author, who writes at his own emergency, remains and needs to remain at his private remove. I wished to be, not effaced, but invisible - actually a profound position. Perspective, the line of vision, the frame of vision - these set a distance.”
Eudora Welty, On Writing

“When you know how to handle people, handle people well, for you may need people one day! Don’t just shun them; don’t kill them! Don’t curse them; don’t harm them! Pray for them, for they are a good part of the story, both for the good and for the bed; get understanding, and disarm the armed who seems to be a threat with wit and wisdom!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“When you know how to handle people, handle people well, for you may need people one day! Don’t just shun them; don’t kill them! Don’t curse them; don’t harm them! Pray for them, for they are a good part of the story, both for the good and for the bad; get understanding, and disarm the armed who seems to be a threat with wit and wisdom! Life is not a one day journey, so be be careful!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“When you know how to handle people, handle people well, for you may need people one day! Don’t just shun them; don’t kill them! Don’t curse them; don’t harm them! Pray for them, for they are a good part of the story, both for the good and for the bad; get understanding, and disarm the armed who seems to be a threat with wit and wisdom! Life is not a one day journey, so be careful!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

J.M. Coetzee
“The skull, followed by the temperament: the two hardest parts of the body.”
J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace

“Temperaments shapes the way we experience the world. Our most important endeavour as teachers must be guiding student's education and helping them cope with challenges, taking risks, learning from failures and inspiring their growth. We need to motivate them to fulfill their potential, to push themselves out of their comfort zones and develop new skills by praising their focus, perseverance and improvement.”
Andrea Brajnovic

“It is innate temperament, acting on a view of the facts necessarily incomplete, that has inspired so many different teachers.”
T. Bailey Saunders, The Wisdom of Life, Being the First Part of Arthur Schopenhauer's Aphorismen Zur Lebensweisheit

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