Aaron Burr is an American politician and third Vice President of the United States. He served during Thomas Jefferson’s first term. Serving in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, Burr later on faced charges of treason and was later acquitted. Here is a look at some of the most incredible Aaron Burr quotes to know.
“Go West, young man.”
“I am the only thing in my lige I can control. I am inmitable, I am an original.”
“In New York I am to be disenfranchised, and in New Jersey hanged. You will not…conclude that I have become disposed to submit tamely to the machinations of a banditti.”
“Law is whatever is boldly asserted and plausibly maintained.”
“Let the Judge take care to find a seat for himself.”
“Never do today what you can do tomorrow. Something may occur to make you regret your premature action.”
“Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.”
“Slander has slain more than the sword.”
“Talk Less, Smile More.”
“The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.”
“Things written remain.”
“Vile country, destitute of springs and of running water–think of drinking the nasty puddle-water, covered with green scum, and full of animalculae–bah!”
“We cannot control necessity, though we often persuade ourselves that certain things are our choice, when in truth we have been unavoidably impelled to them.”
“When a man takes time to consider whether he will do a good or civil action, be assured he will never do it. The baser feelings, the calculations of interest and timidity, always prevail…”
“Would to God that I did stand on the same ground with every other man! This is the first time that I have been permitted to enjoy the rights of a citizen.”
Here is an incredible documentary on Aaron Burr discussing his life and later trial on treason where he was found to be not guilty.
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