Grudges, Schemes, and Revenge

When Abraham Lincoln was an attorney, a very rich man came to see him.  He wanted to file a lawsuit against a poor man for $2.50 (about $33 in today’s money).  Lincoln tried to reason with the man, but his mind was set on revenge and he passionately insisted on the lawsuit.  Seeing he wasn’t…

Fighting Fire With Fire

Abigail Van Buren, best known for her famous “Dear Abby” column, was once the queen of witty advice. On one particular occasion she said something especially thought provoking: “People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.” While it is true firefighters have often used fire to help limit the damage of a…