ALEXANDER HAMILTON 2

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

The inquiry constantly is what will please, not what will benefit the people. In such a government there can be nothing but temporary expedient, fickleness, and folly.
Alexander Hamilton

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

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

Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.
Alexander Hamilton

Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.
Alexander Hamilton

In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.
Alexander Hamilton

Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.
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

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

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