He would also say: A boor cannot be sin-fearing, an ignoramus cannot be pious, a bashful one cannot learn, a short-tempered person cannot teach, nor does anyone who does much business grow wise. In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man
Pirke Avot /Ethics of the Fathers
Source: Rabbi Hillel - Pirke Avot 2:5
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The anima gives rise to illogical outbursts of temper; the animus produces irritating commonplaces.
Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)
Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 87
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A gauge for wisdom.- The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill-temper.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)
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A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)
Source: Rip Van Winkle
Good temper, like a sunny day, sheds a ray of brightness over everything; it is the sweetener of toil and the soother of disquietude!
Temper is a valuable possession - don't lose it.
Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.
A fellow with a bad temper will soon find himself with no friends to show it to.
Source: The country sage, newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection
Steel loses much of its value when it loses its temper.
The fire of adversity will melt you like butter, or temper you like steel. The choice is yours.
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