A Quote by David Oman McKay on animals, control, life, passion, religion, and temper

A man who cannot control his temper is not very likely to control his passion, and no matter what his pretensions in religion, he moves in daily life very close to the animal plane.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Improvement Era, June 1958, p. 407.

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A Quote by David Hume on circumstances, excellence, happiness, and temper

He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper; but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances.

David Hume (1711 - 1776)

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A Quote by Col. John S. Roosma on ability, body, challenge, cheerfulness, control, disappointment, discipline, enemies, life, simplicity, soldiers, and temper

One of man's finest qualities is described by the simple word " guts "-the ability to take it. If you have the discipline to stand fast when your body wants to run, if you can control your temper and remain cheerful in the face of monotony or disappointment, you have " guts " in the soldiering sense. This ability to take it must be trained-the training is hard, mental as well as physical. But once ingrained, you can face and flail the enemy as a soldier, and enjoy the challenges of life as a civilian.

Col. John S. Roosma

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on dignity and temper

They are eloquent who can speak low things acutely, and of great things with dignity, and of moderate things with temper.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon on evil, men, temper, and worth

A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 - 1892)

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A Quote by Charles Dickens on heart and temper

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tries, and a touch that never hurts.

Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

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A Quote by Charles Dickens on good and temper

Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There an't much credit in that.

Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

Source: Mark Tapley in Martin Chuzzelwit.

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A Quote by Charles Buxton on temper


Bad temper is its own scourge.

Charles Buxton (1823 - 1871)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on change, desires, good, pain, pleasure, purity, sensuality, and temper

The good renounce everything. The pure don't babble about sensual desires. Whether touched by pleasure or pain, the wise show no change of temper.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 83

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A Quote by Augustus William Hare on ambition, desires, judgment, oppression, quiet, and temper

The real gentleman is one who is gentle in everything, at least in everything that depends on himself - in carriage, temper, constructions, aims, desires. He is mild, calm, quiet, even temperate - not hasty in judgment, not exorbitant in ambition, not overbearing, not proud, not rapacious, not oppressive.

Augustus Hare (1792 - 1834)

Source: Guesses At Truth, 1827.

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