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On Temper

   He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: 
    But he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
                                                Prov 14:29

   Whoever has no rule over his own spirit 
    Is like a city broken down, without walls. 
                                      Prov 25:28

   Bad temper bites at both ends.  It makes one's self nearly as 
     miserable as it does other people. 

   Good temper oils the wheels of life. 

   Temper is a revelation of an unloving nature at bottom. 

                                              H. Drummond 

   He submits to be seen through a microscope who suffers himself 
     to be caught in a passion. 

   Good temper, like a sunny day, sheds a brightness over 
   everything;  it is the sweetener of toil and the soother of 
                                        Washington Irving

   If a man has a quarrelsome temper, let him alone.  The world 
   will soon find him employment.  He will soon meet with someone 
   stronger than himself, who will repay him better than you can.  
   A man may fight duels all his life, if he is disposed to 


   Men who have had a great deal of experience learn not to lose 
   their tempers. 

                                             V. Cherbuliez

   Those who are surly and imperious to their inferiors are 
   generally humble, flattering, and cringing to their superiors. 


   Temper, if ungoverned, governs the whole man. 


   Good temper is the most contented, the most comfortable state 
   of the soul;  the greatest happiness both for those who possess 
   it, and for those who feel its influence.  With "gentleness" in 
   his own character, "comfort" in his house, and "good temper" in 
   his wife, the earthly felicity of man is complete. 

   Bad temper is its own scourge.  Few things are more bitter than 
   to feel bitter.  A man's venom poisons himself more than his 
                                              Charles Buxton

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