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  • Irascibility is a disqualifying trait for conservatives.

    Should we screen out mean?

  • Irascibility and astonishment were struggling within me, when I heard his speech; but memory brought St. Paul to my aid, who reminded me he had before written certain words to the

    Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada

  • Irascibility indicates force of character, at least so he believed, and old folks are apt to accept too meekly the approach of decay.

    Flowing Gold

  • Irascibility was his sole foible, for in fact the obstinacy of which men accused him was anything but his foible, since he justly considered it his forte.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 4

  • Sovereign excitements — Irascibility — Effects of higher excitement in general — The saintly life is ruled by spiritual excitement — This may annul sensual impulses permanently — Probable subconscious influences involved —

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • I have met with few who understood Men, their manners and their ways, equal to him; but stubborn, ungainly Integrity, and headlong, ungovernable Irascibility, are disqualifying circumstances; consequently, I was born, a very poor man's son. "

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

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