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Alexander Hamilton quotes

Learn to think continentally.

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

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.

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

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.

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

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

A promise must never be broken.

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

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.

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

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

I think the first duty of society is justice.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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