1. "A hot-tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them. —Proverbs 15:18"
- Gary Chapman, Love is a Verb Devotional: 365 Daily Inspirations to Bring Love Alive
3. "There was a curious affinity between man and dog. Both were untamed, both were creatures born and bred to fight, honed and tempered fine by hot winds and long desert stretches, untrusting, dangerous, yet good companions in a hard land."
- Louis L'Amour, Hondo
4. "We must face honestly the toll that anger and bitterness take on our lives. They are our enemies! The Bible says, An angry person stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins."
- Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes
5. "without—Maybe it's always pepper that makes people hot-tempered,' she went on, very much pleased at having found out a new kind of rule, 'and vinegar that makes them sour—and camomile that makes them bitter—and—and barley-sugar and such things that make children sweet-tempered. I only wish people knew that: then they wouldn't be so stingy about it, you know—"
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
6. "No? Believe me, the stiffest stubborn wills fall the hardest; the toughest iron tempered strong in the white-hot fire, you'll see it crack and shatter first of all. And I've known spirited horses you can break with a light bite—proud, rebellious horses. There's no room for pride, not in a slave, not with the lord and master standing by."
- Sophocles, Antigone
7. "Ernesto Palmer got the name Chili originally because he was hot-tempered as a kid...Now he was Chili, Tommy Carlo said, because he had chilled down and didn't need the hot temper. All he had to do was turn his eyes dead when he looked at a slow pay, not say more than three words, and the guy would sell his wife's car to make the payment."
- Elmore Leonard, Get Shorty
8. "When I’m a Duchess, she said to herself (not in a very hopeful tone though), I won’t have any pepper in my kitchen at all. Soup does very well without. Maybe it’s always pepper that makes people hot-tempered, she went on, very much pleased at having found out a new kind of rule, and vinegar that makes them sour—and camomile that makes them bitter—and—and barley-sugar and such things that make children sweet-tempered. I only wish people knew that; then they wouldn’t be so stingy about it, you know—"
- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
9. "hope your birthday is hot hot hot"
- Jeff Kinney, Dog Days
10. "She was a small, hot-tempered woman who wore a widow’s cap with strings floating at her cheeks, and when it was cold, a squirrely fur cloak and tiny fur-lined shoes. She was known to line girls up on the Idle Bench for the smallest infraction and scream at them until they fainted. I despised her, and her polite education for the female mind, which was composed"
- Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention of Wings