Your search for "what to do when provoked" returned 89 results from 27 Founders.
Thomas Jefferson:"When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred."source: A Decalogue of Canons for Observation in Practical Life, February 21, 1825.anger, what to do when provoked, peace-making, to act and not react
William Penn:"Do good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no good."source: Some Fruits of Solitude, 1693.charity, benevolence
Thomas Jefferson:"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere."source: The Thomas Jefferson Papers Series 1. General Correspondence. 1651-1827 Thomas Jefferson to Abigail Smith Adams, February 22, 1787 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib002565resistance, government
Patrick Henry:"Is life so dear, or peaceful so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"source: Speech at the Virginia Convention (There is some question whether Henry ever used these words, which were first reported five decades later by his biographer William Wirt.) March 23, 1775.liberty, slavery, sacrifice, freedom
Thomas Jefferson:"History, in general, only informs us what bad government is."source: Letter to John Norvell, June 14, 1807.history, government, corruption

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