temper

A Quote by Pietro Aretino on contentment, merit, misery, praise, suffering, and temper

They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.

Pietro Aretino (1492 - 1556)

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A Quote by Paul Hamilton Hayne on anguish, art, brothers, danger, glory, grief, heart, hope, joy, misery, play, reason, temper, temptation, truth, and words

Art thou in misery, brother? Then I pray Be comforted. Thy grief shall pass away. Art thou elated? Ah, be not too gay; Temper thy joy: this, too, shall pass away. Art thou in danger? Still let reason sway, And cling to hope: this, too, shall pass away. Tempted art thou? In all thine anguish lay One truth to heart: this, too, shall pass away. Do rays of loftier glory round thee play? Kinglike art thou? This, too, shall pass away! Whate'er thou art, wher'er thy footsteps stray, Heed these wise words: This, too, shall pass away.

Paul Hamilton Hayne

Source: This, Too, Shall Pass Away

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A Quote by Orson Welles on animals, reason, and temper

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

Orson Welles (1915 - 1985)

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A Quote by Joseph Hunter on life and temper

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

Joseph Hunter

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on evil, misery, nature, and temper

A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on fraud, guilt, philosophy, rebellion, and temper

Thy steady temper, Portius, Can look on guilt, rebellion, fraud, and Cæsar, In the calm lights of mild philosophy.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act i. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on inconsistency, nature, temper, and weakness

Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on admiration, affection, food, good, life, love, mind, plants, preparation, and temper

Being thus prepared for us in all ways, and made beautiful, and good for food, and for building, and for instruments of our hands, this race of plants, deserving boundless affection and admiration from us, becomes, in proportion to their obtaining it, a nearly perfect test of our being in right temper of mind and way of life; so that no one can be far wrong in either who loves trees enough, and everyone is assuredly wrong in both who does not love them, if his life has brought them in his way.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Modern Painters VI

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A Quote by John Milton on justice, mercy, and temper

Yet I shall temper so Justice with mercy, as may illustrate most Them fully satisfy'd, and thee appease.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book x. Line 77.

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A Quote by John Milton on falsehood and temper

Him thus intent Ithuriel with his spear Touch'd lightly; for no falsehood can endure Touch of celestial temper.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iv. Line 810.

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