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

Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.
Most people give off as much heat as a 100 watt bulb, but not as much light.
A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
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.
When you're in the right, you can afford to keep your temper. When in the wrong, you can't afford to lose it.
It was not that she was out of temper, but that the world was not equal to the demands of her fine organism.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act according with the dictates of reason.
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.
I have never known anyone worth a damn who wasn't irascible.
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.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
Good temper is an estate for life.
Men lose their tempers in defending their taste.
Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.
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.

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