Image - Friday Evening by Isidor Kaufman

The rabbis say there are four temperaments: easily angered, easily appeased – the loss is offset by the gain; hard to anger, hard to appease – the gain is offset by the loss; hard to anger, easily appeased – a saint; easily angered, hard to appease – wicked.

From “Chapters of the Fathers” in Gates of Prayer, Chaim Stern, ed. (New York: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1975) 25.