resignation

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on resignation

I shall never ask, never refuse, nor ever resign an office.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Autobiography, ch 8

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on honor and resignation

RESIGN, v.t. To renounce an honor for an advantage. To renounce an advantage for a greater advantage.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on decisions, duty, faults, government, judgment, people, politics, purpose, questions, and resignation

If the policy of the government, upon vital questions affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, . . . the people will have ceased, to be their own rulers, having, to that extent, practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal. Nor is there, in this view, any assault upon the court, or the judges. It is a duty, from which they may not shrink, to decide cases properly brought before them; and it is no fault of theirs, if others seek to turn their decisions to political purposes.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: first inaugural address (final text), March 4, 1861.

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