“I think sometimes it is effective not to be nasty, in a nasty world — although it may take a little while for people to realise that.”
— Archibald Cox, on taking the job of Watergate investigation Special Prosecutor
Archibald Cox was an American lawyer, legal scholar and professor who was appointed Special Prosecutor overseeing the Watergate scandal criminal investigations. His steadfast and principled handling of the investigation earned the respect of the American nation.
A reminder that not fighting fire with fire may yield better results, although the path taken may wind up a little longer.