Temper Proverbs

Sayings about Temper

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

A stout heart tempers adversity.~ Dutch Proverbs

A flatterer must not lose his temper.~ Yiddish Proverbs

Quotations about Temper

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. ~ Sir Walter Scott

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

Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy. ~ Aristotle

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

Most people give off as much heat as a 100 watt bulb, but not as much light. ~ Author Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything. ~ Billy Graham

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

Great fury, like great whiskey, requires long fermentation. ~ Truman Capote

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

The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

When the habitually even-tempered suddenly fly into a passion, that explosion is apt to be more impressive that the outburst of the most violent amongst us. ~ Margery Allingham

Temperament lies behind mood; behind will, lies the fate of character. Then behind both, the influence of family the tyranny of culture; and finally the power of climate and environment; and we are free, only to the extent we rise above these. ~ John Burroughs

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

The cut of a garment speaks of intellect and talent and the color of temperament and heart. ~ Thomas Carlyle

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

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

Instability of temper ought to be checked when it disposes men to wander from one scheme to another: since such a fickleness cannot but be attended with fatal consequences. ~ Joseph Addison

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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

Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers. ~ William Penn

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

Good temper is an estate for life. ~ William Hazlitt

Who has skill in the art of music is of good temperament and fitted for all things. ~ Martin Luther

Too many have no idea of the subjection of their temper to the influence of religion, and yet what is changed, if the temper is not? If a man is as passionate, malicious, resentful, sullen, moody, or morose after his conversion as before it, what is he converted from or to? ~ John Angell James

Temper Proverbs

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