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ILL-NATURE
[ Also see Amiability Blustering Complaining Good Nature Malice Moroseness Perverseness Temper ]

Think of a man in a chronic state of anger!
      - Henry Ward Beecher

By indulging this fretful temper, you alienate those on whose affection much of your comfort depends.
      - Hugh Blair

Some natures are so sour and ungrateful that they are never to be obliged.
      - Sir Roger L'Estrange

Though I carry always some ill-nature about me, yet it is, I hope, no more than is in this world necessary for a preservative.
      - Andrew Marvell, the Younger

Ill-nature is a sort of running sore of the disposition.
      - Henry Wheeler Shaw (used pseudonyms Josh Billings and Uncle Esek)

Ill-nature consists of a proneness to do ill turns, attended with a secret joy upon the sight of any mischief that befalls another.
      - Bishop Robert South

There cannot live a more happy creature than an ill-natured old man who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of doing them to others.
      - Sir William Temple


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