Do not say, “I cannot help having a bad temper.” Friend, you must help it. Pray God to help you to overcome it at once; for either you must kill it, or it will kill you. You cannot carry a bad temper into heaven.
—Charles H. Spurgeon
“The Eye And The Light,” Sermon 2109 (Luke 11:33–36), The Metropolitan Tabernacle (Banner of Truth Trust, 1876).