Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Fear God, and your enemies will fear you.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was a Founding Father of the United States.  He served his nation as a prominent statesman and effective diplomat.  

Desmond Tutu Quote

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Anger may be justified, but “getting even” won’t make you feel better.

From Ephesians 4:26-27:  “Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil.”

Desmond Tutu (1931-2021) was a South African Anglican bishop and Christian theologian.  He was perhaps best known for his efforts as a human rights activist in dismantling his nation’s system of apartheid.  

Daniel Webster Quote

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Keep cool; anger is not an argument.

From Proverbs 22:24-25:  “Make no friends with those given to anger, and do not associate with hotheads, or you may learn their ways and entangle yourself in a snare.”

Daniel Webster (1782-1852) was one of America’s greatest orators and statesmen.  He served in the United States Congress for 18 years as well being Secretary of State under three different Presidents.

Jim Gallery Quote

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When you strike out in anger, you may miss the other person, but you will always hit yourself.

From Proverbs 15:18:  “Those who are hot-tempered stir up strife, but those who are slow to anger calm contention.”