If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery. I have the same violent temper my father and older brother had. Both died of injuries from street fights in Baltimore, fights begun by flare-ups of their tempers.
As we jog on, either laugh with me, or at me, or in short do anything,only keep your temper.Laurence Sterne
The only qualification for knowing Divine things is to love them; to know Christ and to see the light of His revelation, we have only to aspire after a filial temper.william adams
I have since often observed, how incongruous and irrational the common temper of mankind is, especially of youth, to that reason which ought to guide them in such cases - viz. they are not ashamed to sin, and yet are ashamed to repent. Not ashamed of the action for which they ought justly to be esteemed fools, but are ashamed of the returning, which can only make them be esteemed wise men.Daniel Defoe
Music [is] a science peculiarly productive of a pleasure that no state of life, publick or private, secular or sacred; no difference of age or season; no temper of mind or condition of health exempt from present anguish; nor, lastly, distinction of quality, renders either improper, untimely, or unentertaining.Samuel Pepys
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.joseph addison
A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.joseph addison
A cheerful temper joined with innocence will make beauty attractive, knowledge delightful and wit good-natured.joseph addison
A man with wife and daughters has no place losing his temper.david gemmell
Although the formulations of science now offer the most advanced knowledge of nature, men continue to use obsolete forms of thought long discarded by scientific theory. In so far as these obsolete forms are superfluous for science, the fact that they persist violated the principle of the economy of thought, that characteristic trait of the bourgeois temper.max horkheimer
He is happy, whose circumstances suit his temper; but he is more excellent, who can suit his temper to any circumstances.David Hume
When you see anyone complaining of such and such a person's ill-nature and bad temper, know that the complainant is bad-tempered, forasmuch as he speaks ill of that bad-tempered person, because he alone is good-tempered who is quietly forbearing towards the bad-tempered and ill-natured.jalal al-din muhammad rumi
The truths which are represented in England and Western countries generally, are those which refer to force of character, earnestness of purpose, conscientious strictness, noble charity, practical duty, whilst the truths which I find peculiarly developed in India – developed to a greater extent than anywhere else, - and in the Eastern countries generally, are those which have reference to sweetness of communion, sweetness of temper, meekness and resignation unto God.keshub chunder sen
Disgust is expressed by violence, and it is to be noted of our intellectual temper that violence is a quality which is felt to have a peculiarly intellectual sanction. Our preference, even as articulated by those who are most mild in their persons, is increasingly for the absolute and extreme, of which we feel violence to be the true sign. The gentlest of us will know that the tigers of wrath are to be preferred to the horses of instruction and will consider it intellectual cowardice to take into account what happens to those who ride tigers.Lionel Trilling
This Court will always know to temper mercy with justice where there is room for it.william henry ashurst
British conversation is like a game of cricket or a boxing match; personal allusions are forbidden like hitting below the belt, and anyone who loses his temper is disqualified.
Do not repeat slander; you should not hear it, for it is the result of hot temper.ptahhotep
If you consider that the constant tenor of the gospel precepts is to promote love, peace, and good-will amongst men, you will not doubt that the cultivation of an amiable disposition is a great part of your religious duty; since nothing leads more directly to the breach of charity, and to the injury and molestation of our fellow-creatures than the indulgence of an ill- temper.
The single spirit doth simultaneously temper the whole together; this is the single soul of all things; all are filled with God .
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.john keats
Even more controversial is a passage in the disputed Level VIII documents that debunks major religions as instruments of "enslavement" and depicts Jesus as "a lover of young boys and men...given to uncontrollable bursts of temper and hatred."
'Tis much he dares; And, to that dauntless temper of his mind, He hath a wisdom that doth guide his valour To act in safety.william shakespeare
Every human creature is sensible of the propensities to some infirmity of temper which it should be his care to correct and subdue, particularly in the early period of life ; else, when arrived at a state of maturity , he may relapse into those faults which were originally in his nature, and which will require to be diligently watched and kept under through the whole course of life.
Religion , in its purity , is not so much a pursuit as a temper; or rather it is a temper, leading to the pursuit of all that is high and holy. Its foundation is faith ; its action , works ; its temper, holiness ; its aim, obedience to God in improvement of self , and benevolence to men.