Aaron Burr

From Quotes
Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality—not as we expect it to be but as it is—is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily; that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love.
Frederick Buechner
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The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.

Aaron Burr, Jr. (6 February 175614 September 1836) was the Vice-President of the United States under Thomas Jefferson, also famous for having killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel.

Attributed

  • The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure and pleasure my business.
    • Letter to Pichon.
  • There is a maxim, 'Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.' It is a maxim for sluggards. A better reading of it is, 'Never do today what you can as well do tomorrow,' because something may occur to make you regret your premature action.
alternately reported as
  • Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.
  • Law is whatever is boldly asserted and plausibly maintained.
    • Reported in Burton Stevenson, Home Book of Proverbs, Maxims and Familiar Phrases (1948).
  • In the past even I was afraid of my own greatness, therefore I could not stand in front of mirrors.
  • On that subject I am coy.
    • Last words; Burr was an atheist. His last words were a response to the efforts of his friend, Reverend P.J. Van Pelt, to get Burr to state that there was a God.

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