Top Temperament Quotes

Browse top 203 famous quotes and sayings about Temperament by most favorite authors.

Favorite Temperament Quotes

1. "Dorothy is th cool type of temperament who quite frequently thinks that two is a crowd."
Author: Anita Loos
2. "He was, I take it, the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen, but as a lover he would have placed himself in a false position. He never spoke of the softer passions, save with a gibe and a sneer. They were admirable things for the observer- excellent for drawing the veil from men's motives and actions. But for the trained observer to admit such intrusions into his own delicate and finely adjusted temperament was to introduce a distracting factor which might throw a doubt upon all his mental results. Grit in a sensitive instrument, or a crack in one of his own high-power lenses, would not be more disturbing than a strong emotion in a nature such as his."
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
3. "In or orchestra we have many nationalities, types, and temperaments."
Author: Artur Rodzinski
4. "Temperament, you'll find, is highly dependent on time of day, weather, frequency of naps, and whether one has had enough to eat."
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
5. "They were not bound to regard with affection a thing that could not sympathise with one amongst them; a heterogeneous thing, opposed to them in temperament, in capacity, in propensities; a useless thing, incapable of serving their interest, or adding to their pleasure; a noxious thing, cherishing the germs of indignation at their treatment, of contempt of their judgment.  I know that had I been a sanguine, brilliant, careless, exacting, handsome, romping child—though equally dependent and friendless—Mrs. Reed would have endured my presence more complacently; her children would have entertained..."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
6. "When you are the woman upstairs, nobody thinks of you first. Nobody calls you before anyone else, or sends you the first postcard. Once your mother dies, nobody loves you "best of all." It's a small thing, you might think, and maybe it depends on your temperament, maybe for some people it's a small thing, but for me […]"
Author: Claire Messud
7. "Any of us, whatever our temperamental makeup, can be effective leaders, provided that we come to understand our own strengths and weaknesses as well as those of our followers, and provided that we show our appreciation whenever we note our followers contributing their intelligence to our mutual enterprise."
Author: David Keirsey
8. "Our brain is a sort of computer which has temperament for its hardware and character for its software."
Author: David Keirsey
9. "The anger that Uncle Junior has comes from my background. My father was the son of an Italian immigrant, and I've seen the fire of the Italian temperament. It can be explosive sometimes in ways that are both funny and tragic."
Author: Dominic Chianese
10. "Those who knew Lincoln described him as an extraordinarily funny man. Humor was an essential aspect of his temperament. He laughed, he explained, so he did not weep."
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
11. "That pissed me the hell off. I took in a deep breath and blurted out everything without thinking twice. "Fuck you! You want to know who I am, Marcus. Well here it goes! I am temperamental, over-sensitive, and outspoken. I'm honest! I cry at stupid love movies, and I'm a sucker for a romantic novel. I don't allow people to walk all over me, I have trust issues, and I have insecurities. I've slept with four men in my entire life! And the one thing I don't do is take shit from men who try to act like they're better than me as if they don't have any hidden skeletons! I'm not keeping shit hidden, how ‘bout you? You can fuck off. I'll find my own way home. Have a nice fucking life!" - Mia"
Author: E.L. Montes
12. "His temperament was deeply nostalgic, not for for his own past, but for past ages; he was cynical of the present, fearful of the future and profoundly regretful of the world's decay."
Author: Eleanor Catton
13. "¿El arte de amar ? Saber unir el temperamento de un vampiro y la discreción de una anémona."
Author: Emil Cioran
14. "Since then her life had been peaceful and happy. She had allowed herself to be worshipped by that strangely captivating lover of hers, whose passionately willful temperament, tempered by that persistent, sunny gaiety, she had up to now only half understood."
Author: Emmuska Orczy
15. "Ci sono poveri per i quali il ricco non è un'aspirazione.Ci sono poveri, in sostanze e in spirito, renitenti alla leva.Ero ostile a quel modo di istigare uno a sopravanzare all'altro, per temperamento non per convinzione. Il male che mi insegnavi a riconoscere, io lo vedevo causato dalle persone. Mi sorvegliavo per non procurarlo, perché anche un rossore risparmiato a un altro fa parte delle proprie responsabilità."
Author: Erri De Luca
16. "To illustrate what I mean, an apt dancer may be in thorough unison with the others in that particular group, and at the same time reveal a difference in dancing temperament, rhythm or technique; she may phrase, accentuate or actually interpret differently."
Author: Florenz Ziegfeld
17. "I think the diva is kind of a cliche. My definition of a diva is somebody whose talent does not match what they're trying to play, so all this temperament comes out."
Author: Glenn Close
18. "Sam Wood, the director, made most of his money as a real estate agent; there was nothing of the temperamental artist about him."
Author: Gloria Swanson
19. "This was the beginning. The end is easily foreseen; for, given a young man of Dick's temperament, longingfor companionship, and another young man of Charlie's make-up, with a legitimate business to bring the twotogether, and only a friendship of the David and Jonathan order could result."
Author: Harold Bell Wright
20. "I had now arrived at my seventeenth year, and had attained my full height, a fraction over six feet. I was well endowed with youthful energy, and was of an extremely sanguine temperament."
Author: Henry Bessemer
21. "My life isn't good or bad. It's an incredible series of emotional and mental extremes, with beautiful thunderstorms and stunning sunrises.Some would say this is my artistic temperament. Others would say i am mentally ill or bipolar. I SAY... it's a bit of both and i make the most of them, CREATIVELY."
Author: Jaeda DeWalt
22. "Love is temperamental. tiring. it makes demands. love uses you. changes its mind."
Author: Janet Fitch
23. "A personal library is an X-ray of the owner's soul. It offers keys to a particular temperament, an intellectual disposition, a way of being in the world. Even how the books are arranged on the shelves deserves notice, even reflection. There is probably no such thing as complete chaos in such arrangements."
Author: Jay Parini
24. "To get rid of a few problems in general health, to increase one's capacity for work, to make one's character gentler and stronger, to free oneself of various complexes, to create in oneself a whole atmosphere of calm and silence, and to do this by exercises in a gymnastic of repose and by a simple but careful method of breath-control - such aims may appear humble enough, rather down to earth, and a far cry form the goal of even the most modest of yogis. Yet I am certain that they will be able to work real miracles here in the West; to change lives and temperaments completely, making them healthier, more open; to increase their degree of engagement; and to render them more receptive to impulses and promptings from heaven."
Author: Jean Déchanet
25. "But this is till the same girl who once lived in the steppes, wild and indomitable. Even when she ceased to play in the falling snow, the snow continued to fall within her soul. She never sough lovers among the wealthy men and the crown princes who prostrated themselves before her; her heart, like her voice, remained faultless. The reputation, temperament and talent of the woman partook of exactly the same crystalline transparency and icy clarity. ("The Glass Of Blood")"
Author: Jean Lorrain
26. "Aloft, he looked frail, diseased, and temperamental, as we expected a European to look."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
27. "No one dared agree with her. She was temperamental in the best of times, and pregnancy wasn't one of them. No one wanted to risk their neck, not when her apron said it all: K*SS MY *SS—Would you like to buy a vowel?"
Author: Jill Shalvis
28. "American teachers have one indisputable advantage over foreign ones; they understand the American temperament and can judge its unevenness, its lights and its shadows."
Author: John Philip Sousa
29. "I live in Hollywood. Go three feet and you will run into someone more cut and better looking than me. For me, working out is more about keeping my temperament great. Jujitsu and lifting keep me very even."
Author: Jonathan Lipnicki
30. "Što uspemo našom pamecu, pokvarimo našom cudi, a što uspemo našom dobrotom, upropastimo našim porocima, i, najzad, što postignemo svojom mudrošcu, izgubimo našim temperamentom. Jer ima nešto jace i presudnije od svih naših sila, a to su naše slabosti."
Author: Jovan Dučić
31. "The writer has little control over personal temperament, none over historical moment, and is only partly in charge of his or her own aesthetic."
Author: Julian Barnes
32. "People are not two-thirds one thing and the remainder something else. Temperament, personality, or outlook don't divide quite like that. The bits don't separate clearly. You end up a funny homogeneous mixture. This is something that will become more common in the latter part of the century—people with mixed cultural backgrounds, and mixed racial backgrounds. That's the way the world is going."
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
33. "Christie was one of that large class of women who, moderately endowed with talents, earnest and true-hearted, are driven by necessity, temperament, or principle out into the world to find support, happiness, and homes for themselves. Many turn back discouraged; more accept shadow for substance, and discover their mistake too late; the weakest lose their purpose and themselves; but the strongest struggle on, and, after danger and defeat, earn at last the best success this world can give us, the possession of a brave and cheerful spirit, rich in self-knowledge, self-control, self-help. This was the real desire of Christie's heart; this was to be her lesson and reward, and to this happy end she was slowly yet surely brought by the long discipline of life and labor."
Author: Louisa May Alcott
34. "In A Man With a Pipe, my brother observed that although my father had been seen as intellectual and my mother more a creature of temperament, she had often been the more levelheaded of the two. In sum, we miss them as we love them, equally and always."
Author: Madeleine Albright
35. "Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling."
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
36. "A certain similarity exists, although the type evolves, between all the women we love, a similarity that is due to the fixity of our own temperament, which it is that chooses them, eliminating all those who would not be at once our opposite and our complement, fitted that is to say to gratify our senses and to wring our heart."
Author: Marcel Proust
37. "All ideas are second-hand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources, and daily used by the gardener with a pride and satisfaction born of the superstition that he originated them; whereas there is not a rag of originality about them anywhere except the little discoloration they get from his mental and moral calibre and his temperament, and which is revealed in characteristics of phrasing."
Author: Mark Twain
38. "Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius. Think of the capacity to learn! The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!"
Author: May Sarton
39. "Writing is not a matter of choice. Writers have to write. It is somehow in their temperament, in the blood, in tradition."
Author: N. Scott Momaday
40. "The modern Presidents Club was founded by two men who by all rights should have loathed each other. There was Harry Truman, the humble haberdasher from Missouri, hurled into office in the spring of 1945, summoning to the White House Herbert Hoover, a failed Republican president who had left town thirteen years earlier as the most hated man in America, his motorcades pelted with rotten fruit. They were political enemies and temperamental opposites. Where Truman was authentic, amiable, if prone to eruptions of temper, Hoover could be cold, humorless, incapable of small talk but ferociously sure of the rightness of his cause."
Author: Nancy Gibbs
41. "Men have their virtues and their vices, their heroisms and their perversities; men are neither wholly good nor wholly bad, but possess and practice all that there is of good and bad here below. Such is the general rule. Temperament, education, the accidents of life, are modifying factors. Outside of this, everything is ordered arrangement, everything is chance. Such has been my rule of expectation and it has usually brought me success."
Author: Napoleon
42. "The artistic temperament is particularly unhelpful if it is just that, with no end product."
Author: Nick Hornby
43. "I think we judge talent wrong. What do we see as talent? I think I have made the same mistake myself. We judge talent by people's ability to strike a cricket ball. The sweetness, the timing. That's the only thing we see as talent. Things like determination, courage, discipline, temperament, these are also talent."
Author: Rahul Dravid
44. "It is, from another angle, an attack on requiring proof in philosophy. And it's also the case, I guess, that my temperament is to like interesting, new, bold ideas, and to try and generate them."
Author: Robert Nozick
45. "How could such a powerful animal possess so generous a temperament as to carry man obediently and thoughtfully through the ages"
Author: Shania Twain
46. "--the ethereal, fine-nerved, sensitive girl, quite unfitted by temperament and instinct to fulfil the conditions of the matrimonial relation with Phillotson, possibly with scarce any man..."
Author: Thomas Hardy
47. "Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so."
Author: Tryon Edwards
48. "It requires the feminine temperament to repeat the same thing three times with unabated zest."
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
49. "…in Altruria every one works with his hands, so that the hard work shall not all fall to any one class; and this manual labor of each is sufficient to keep the body in health, as well as to earn a living. After the three, hours' work, which constitutes a day's work with us, is done, the young people have all sorts of games and sports, and they carry them as late into life as the temperament of each demands."
Author: William Dean Howells
50. "He should in humility have asked her why it was that he was naturally a cuckold, why two women of different temperaments and characters had been inspired to have lovers at his expense. He should be telling her, with the warmth of her body warming his, that his second wife had confessed to greater sexual pleasure when she remembered that she was deceiving him."
Author: William Trevor

Temperament Quotes Pictures

Quotes About Temperament
Quotes About Temperament
Quotes About Temperament

Today's Quote

It requires more strength to be gentle, so it's the everyday encounters of life that I think we've prepared children for and prepared them to be good to other people and to consider other people."
Author: Bob Keeshan

Famous Authors

Popular Topics