Quotes: temperament

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  • Tryon Edwards
    Tryon Edwards
    American theologian 1809-1894
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    Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow up.
  • Any complex activity, if it is to be carried on with any degree of virtuosity, calls for appropriate gifts of intellect and temperament. If they are outstanding and reveal themselves in exceptional achievements, their possessor is called a 'genius'.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • Bennie Thompson
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    Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    Artistic temperament is the disease that afflicts amateurs.
  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris Murdoch
    Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-1999
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    Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end.
  • Hector Hugh Munro
    Hector Hugh Munro
    British Novelist, Writer 1870-1916
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    Children with Hyacinth's temperament don't know better as they grow older; they merely know more.
  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
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    Don't you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperament?
  • Emile Durkheim
    Emile Durkheim
    French Sociologist 1858-1917
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    Each victim of suicide gives his act a personal stamp which expresses his temperament, the special conditions in which he is involved, and which, consequently, cannot be explained by the social and general causes of the phenomenon.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals.
  • Bill Brandt
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    It is the gift of seeing the life around them clearly and vividly, as something that is exciting in its own right. It is an innate gift, varying in intensity with the individual's temperament and environment.
    Source: Camera in London
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Nobody of any real culture, for instance, ever talks nowadays about the beauty of sunset. Sunsets are quite old fashioned. To admire them is a distinct sign of provincialism of temperament. Upon the other hand they go on.
  • Obstinacy is a fault of temperament. Stubbornness and intolerance of contradiction result from a special kind of egotism, which elevates above everything else the pleasure of its autonomous intellect, to which others must bow.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer (ps. of Émile Herzog) 1885-1967
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    Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer 1885-1967
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    Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic - a temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty, and to the various impressions that beauty gives us.
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