July 11, 1804: Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton Duel in Weehawken

“Had I read Sterne more and Voltaire less, I should have known the world was wide enough for Hamilton and me.”          – Aaron Burr

“I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.”
  – Alexander Hamilton

burr-1“The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.”       – Aaron Burr

“As to Burr these things are admitted, and indeed cannot be denied, that he is a man of extreme and irregular ambition; that he is selfish to a degree which excludes all social affections, and that he is decidedly profligate.”                                   – Alexander Hamilton

“…when a lady does me the honor to name me the father of her child, I trust I shall always be too gallant to show myself ungrateful for the favor!”                                                       – Aaron Burr

“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.”   – Alexander Hamilton

“Law is whatever is boldly asserted and plausibly maintained.” hamilton
– Aaron Burr

“A well-adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.”                      – Alexander Hamilton

“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.”         – Aaron Burr

“The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right. .”                    – Alexander Hamilton

“I learned in the Revolution, in the society of gentlemen, and I have since observed for myself, that a man who is guilty of intentional bad manners, is capable of crime.”                  – Aaron Burr

“Man is a reasoning, rather than reasonable, animal.”
Alexander Hamilton

“Every man likes his own opinion best.”       – Aaron Burr

“I have a tender reliance on the mercy of the Almighty, through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am a sinner. I look to Him for mercy; pray for me.”                          – Alexander Hamilton

(When asked if he expected to find salvation): “On that subject I am coy.”                         – Aaron Burr

 

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