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 gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.
Temper is a valuable possession - don't lose it.
Steel loses much of its value when it loses its temper.
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
The fire of adversity will melt you like butter, or temper you like steel. The choice is yours.
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