Alexander Hamilton quotes

 quotes - Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. Share

“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.”

— Alexander Hamilton

 quotes - A promise must never be broken. Share

“A promise must never be broken.”

— Alexander Hamilton

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“I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.”

— Alexander Hamilton

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“I think the first duty of society is justice.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“In the main it will be found that a power over a man's support (salary) is a power over his will.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“Learn to think continentally.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.”

— Alexander Hamilton

“It is the advertiser who provides the paper for the subscriber. It is not to be disputed, that the publisher of a newspaper in this country, without a very exhaustive advertising support, would receive less reward for his labor than the humblest mechanic.”

— Alexander Hamilton
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