Quotes of the Day for 11 July 2000 – Anger and Honor
On this day in 1804, two bitter political and personal enemies took to the "field of honor" with pistols. Alexander Hamilton's shot went wide, US Vice President Aaron Burr's pistol ball connected, and Hamilton died two days later. Burr was charged with murder, but left town after his term of office was over. Here are some quotes on Anger and Honor.
Anger is never without reason, but seldom with a good one.
- Benjamin Franklin
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting, but never hit soft.
- Theodore Roosevelt
A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable or dangerous to do so.
- Walter Lippmann
Anger and worry are the enemies of clear thought.
- Madeline Brent
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