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Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.

Author: Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925)

Profession: American Editor, Essayist

A fretful temper will divide the closest knot that may be tied, by ceaseless sharp corrosion; a temper passionate and fierce may suddenly your joys disperse at one immense explosion.

Author: William Cowper (1731-1800)

Profession: British Poet

A lady of what is commonly called an uncertain temper -- a phrase which being interpreted signifies a temper tolerably certain to make everybody more or less uncomfortable.

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

It was not that she was out of temper, but that the world was not equal to the demands of her fine organism.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

Men lose their tempers in defending their taste.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Good temper is an estate for life.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

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

Author: Washington Irving (1783-1859)

Profession: American Author

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

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

The worst-tempered people I've ever met were the people who knew they were wrong.

Author: Addison 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.

Author: William Penn (1644-1718)

Profession: British Religious Leader, Founder of Pennsylvania

I have never known anyone worth a damn who wasn't irascible.

Author: Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

Profession: American Poet, Critic

Take care; you know I am compliance itself, when I am not thwarted! No one more easily led, when I have my own way; but don't put me in a frenzy.

Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Dramatist

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

Author: Source 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: Source Unknown