ALEXANDER HAMILTON

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

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

Power over a man’s subsistence is power over his will.
Alexander Hamilton

A promise must never be broken.
Alexander Hamilton

Learn to think continentally.
Alexander Hamilton

To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people, each individual citizen everywhere enjoying the same

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

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

Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
Alexander Hamilton

Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.
Alexander Hamilton

Unless your government is respectable, foreigners will invade your rights; and to maintain tranquillity, it must be respectable – even to observe neutrality, you must have a strong government.
Alexander Hamilton

Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals, for the most part governed by the impulse of passion.
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

The nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one.
Alexander Hamilton

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

Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct. Even the ardent love of liberty will, after a time, give way to its dictates.
Alexander Hamilton

I think the first duty of society is justice.
Alexander Hamilton

There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism.
Alexander Hamilton

It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.
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 or obscured by mortal power.
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

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

The honor of a nation is its life.
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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