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
A cheerful temper joined with innocence will make beauty attractive, knowledge delightful and wit good-natured.joseph addison
His taste was formed in no exclusive schools, and he could admire whatever was good, no matter the rules or the contempt of rules by which it was produced. He was as free from envy and jealousy as a man can be; and few writers younger than himself will fail to remember the generous encouragement and seasonable notice which his connection with the press enabled his kindly temper to bestow.samuel laman blanchard
He is happy, whose circumstances suit his temper; but he is more excellent, who can suit his temper to any circumstances.David Hume
Do not repeat slander; you should not hear it, for it is the result of hot temper.ptahhotep
It is not the truth or falsehood that makes a libel, but the temper with which it is published.
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.john keats
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.
Better a patient man than a warrior, one who controls his temper than one who takes a city.ahiqar
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.
I shall endeavor to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality.joseph addison
The deadliest enemies of nations are not their foreign foes; they always dwell within their borders. And from these internal enemies civilization is always in need of being saved. The nation blest above all nations is she in whom the civic genius of the people does the saving day by day, by acts without external picturesqueness; by speaking, writing, voting reasonably; by smiting corruption swiftly; by good temper between parties; by the people knowing true men when they see them, and preferring them as leaders to rabid partisans or empty quacks.william james
There are three things that signify the magnanimity of a person: good temper, patience, and to avoid aggressive gaze.
Between two hawks, which flies the higher pitch; Between two dogs, which hath the deeper mouth; Between two blades, which bears the better temper; Between two horses, which doth bear him best; Between two girls, which hath the merriest eye; I have, perhaps, some shallow spirit of judgment; But in these nice sharp quillets of the law, Good faith, I am no wiser than a daw.