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At The Crucial Moment His Hand Shook – “Burr” – Gore Vidal

September 24th, 2012 · No Comments · Leadership, Politics, Quotes

“But of course there were other equally famous occasions when you hit your target.” I was ready to throttle Leggett right there in the lobby. Although the Colonel’s face remained fixed in a gentle smile, the voice dropped to a deeper but still amiable register.

“Mr. Leggett, the principal difference between my friend Hamilton and me was that at the crucial moment his hand shook and mine never does.”

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