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I don't usually lose my temper, but if I get angry, it's true - I'm scary.
Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
I was quite the spoiled brat. I have quite a temper, obviously inherited from my father, and I became very good at ordering everyone around. I was the princess; the staff were absolutely terrified of me.
Lisa Marie Presley
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
A secondhand wardrobe hand clothes doesn't make one an artist. Neither do a hair-trigger temper, melancholic nature, propensity for tears, hating your parents, or HIV. I hate to say it - none of these make one an artist. They can help, but just as being gay doesn't make one witty... the only thing that makes one an artist is making art.
It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.
A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.
It's not hard to get your way when it's your way or the highway. People either follow suit or they're not around. I don't really like the sound of that, 'cause that sounds like a temper tantrum. I'm just very black and white when it comes to my business. There's really no gray area.
My father wasn't perfect. He had a temper. I took some of that. He would snap, but the older he got, he started calming down. He learned about life, but the thing that he taught my whole family was that family was the most important thing and, no matter what, if a family member needs you, you go and help them out; you get there.
Photography suits the temper of this age - of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.
Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.
Stupid people do make me lose my temper and most people are stupid, fortunately for me. It's made it easier for me to make a living.
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
If I have a really bad cook or a bad manager or bad sous-chef, I previously would have fired them or lost my temper. But now I realize that if I'm so right, then I should be able to communicate it so clearly that they get it.
We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.
It kills me to lose. If I'm a troublemaker, and I don't think that my temper makes me one, then it's because I can't stand losing. That's the way I am about winning, all I ever wanted to do was finish first.
A lot of life is dealing with your curse, dealing with the cards you were given that aren't so nice. Does it make you into a monster, or can you temper it in some way, or accept it and go in some other direction?
I don't get angry very often. I lose my temper rarely. And when I do, there's always a legitimate cause. Normally I have a great lightness of being. I take things in a very happy, amused way.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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