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A fretful temper will divide the closest knot that may be tied, by ceaseless sharp corrosion; a temper passionate and fierce may suddenly your joys disperse at one immense explosion.
~ William Cowper

 

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A lady of what is commonly called an uncertain temper -- a phrase which being interpreted signifies a temper tolerably certain to make everybody more or less uncomfortable.
~ Charles Dickens

 

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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

 

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Good temper is an estate for life.
~ William Hazlitt

 

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Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.
~ William Hazlitt

 

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I have never known anyone worth a damn who wasn't irascible.
~ Ezra Pound

 

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It was not that she was out of temper, but that the world was not equal to the demands of her fine organism.
~ George Eliot

 

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Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act according with the dictates of reason.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.
~ Frank Moore Colby

 

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Men lose their tempers in defending their taste.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Most people give off as much heat as a 100 watt bulb, but not as much light.
~ Anonymous

 

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Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.
~ William Penn

 

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Take care; you know I am compliance itself, when I am not thwarted! No one more easily led, when I have my own way; but don't put me in a frenzy.
~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

 

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The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

 

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The worst-tempered people I've ever met were the people who knew they were wrong.
~ Addison Mizner

 

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When you're in the right, you can afford to keep your temper. When in the wrong, you can't afford to lose it.
~ Anonymous

 

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