Temper Proverbs

By | July 11, 2017

Sayings about Temper

A flatterer must not lose his temper. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

A stout heart tempers adversity. ~ Dutch Proverbs

With “gentleness” in his own character, “comfort” in his house, and “good temper” in his wife, the earthly felicity of man is complete. ~ German Proverbs

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. ~ Traditional Proverb

Quotations about Temper

Saying about Temper

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If your opponent is of choleric temper, irritate him. ~ Sun Tzu

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

It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away. ~ Charles Dickens

The worst-tempered people I’ve ever met were the people who knew they were wrong. ~Addison Mizner

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

A sunny temper gilds the edges of life’s blackest cloud. ~ Thomas Guthrie

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

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

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

Everyone has a temper. A temper is an emotion. ~ Naomi Campbell

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

Through certain humors or passions, and from temper merely, a man may be completely miserable, let his outward circumstances be ever so fortunate. ~ Lord Shaftesbury

He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances. ~ David Hume

When you’re in the right, you can afford to keep your temper. When in the wrong, you can’t afford to lose it. ~ Author Unknown

One should not lose one’s temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end. ~ William Butler Yeats

Nothing leads more directly to the breach of charity, and to the injury and molestation of our fellow-creatures, than the indulgence of an ill temper. ~ Hugh Blair

A person’s fate is their own temper. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act according with the dictates of reason. ~ Oscar Wilde

Good temper is an estate for life. ~ William Hazlitt

Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours. ~ Frank Moore Colby

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

Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice. ~ Thomas Paine

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

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

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

O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad! ~ William Shakespeare

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

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

The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Men lose their tempers in defending their taste. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The difficult part of good temper consists in forbearance, and accommodation to the ill-humors of others. ~ William Empson

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk. ~ Joseph Joubert


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