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What does this quote mean: “Fire hath its force abated by water, not by wind, and anger must be allayed by cold words and not by blustering threats.”

Please help. I have no idea.

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  1. Which can put out a fire? water or wind?

    Which calms down an angry person? cold words or threats?

  2. Water puts out a fire.
    Cold words calms down an angry person.

    What are some examples of cold words?

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  3. I understand.
    You have a good point.
    You seem to be pretty mad.

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