Temper Quotes

Most popular temper quotes

Temper, if ungoverned, governs the whole man.


Temper is a weapon which we hold by the blade.
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.


You don't get rid of your temper when you lose it.


My life is in the hands of any fool who makes me lose my temper.


Temper is what gets most of us in an argument. Pride is what keeps us there.

pride arguments

It is my rule never to lose my temper till it would be detrimental to keep it.


The brain may devise laws for the blood, but a hot temper leaps o'er a decree.
Temper is a quality that at a critical moment brings out the best in steel and the worst in people.


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


It is only our bad temper that we put down to being tired or worried or hungry; we put our good temper down to ourselves.

human nature anger

A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.

principles moderation

The man in a temper has lost all sense of proportion; he is, for the time being, insane.  Like the madman, he knows that his actions are wrong; like the madman also, he has not the power to act otherwise.  His self-control is lost.