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60+ Famous Alexander Hamilton Quotes

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About Alexander Hamilton Quotes “Alexander Hamilton was an American statesman, who was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the founder of the nation’s financial system, the Federalist Party, the United States Coast Guard, and the New York Post newspaper. Wikipedia

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

“I never expect a perfect work from an imperfect man.” – Alexander Hamilton

“Those who stand for nothing fall for everything.” – Alexander Hamilton

“Hard words are very rarely useful. Real firmness is good for every thing. Strut is good for nothing.” – Alexander Hamilton

Give all the power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all the power to the few, they will oppress the many.
Alexander Hamilton

Man is either governed by his own laws – freedom – or the laws of another – slavery. Are you willing to become slaves? Will you give up your freedom, your life and your property without a single struggle? No man has a right to rule over his fellow creatures.
Alexander Hamilton

“History of the Republic of the United States of America”.

A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.
Alexander Hamilton

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

Alexander Hamilton quote: A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master…
A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.
Alexander Hamilton

The practice of arbitrary imprisonments have been, in all ages, the favorite and most formidable instruments of tyranny.
Alexander Hamilton

Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence.
Alexander Hamilton

Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this; when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort that I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.
Alexander Hamilton

It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be tomorrow.
Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Quentin P. Taylor, John Jay (1998). “The Essential Federalist: A New Reading of the

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

The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.
Alexander Hamilton

“The Federalist Papers”. Book by Alexander Hamilton, essay No. 69, 1787 – 1788.

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

Remember civil and religious liberty always go together: if the foundation of the one be sapped, the other will fall of course.
Alexander Hamilton

If it were to be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws – the first growing out of the last . . . . A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.
Alexander Hamilton

It is the Press which has corrupted our political morals – and it is to the Press we must look for the means of our political regeneration.
Alexander Hamilton

“Experience is the oracle of truth; and where its responses are unequivocal, they ought to be conclusive and sacred.” – Alexander Hamilton

“We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.” – Alexander Hamilton

“Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have is this. When I have a subject in mind. I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it… the effort which I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.” – Alexander Hamilton

“I have thought it my duty to exhibit things as they are, not as they ought to be.” – Alexander Hamilton

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

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

“I have learned to hold popular opinion of no value.” – Alexander Hamilton

“Give all the power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all the power to the few, they will oppress the many.” – 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

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

“Vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty.” – Alexander Hamilton

“If we must have an enemy at the head of government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible.” – Alexander Hamilton

“Dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of 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

“Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.” – 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

“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

“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

“The very aim and intention of the democratical part, or the house of commons, is to secure the rights of the people. Its very being depends upon those rights. Its whole power is derived from them, and must be terminated by them.” – Alexander Hamilton

“The rights of neutrality will only be respected, when they are defended by an adequate power. A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral.” – Alexander Hamilton

“Government implies the power of making laws. It is essential to the idea of a law, that it be attended with a sanction; or, in other words, a penalty or punishment for disobedience.” – Alexander Hamilton

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

“The system, though it may not be perfect in every part, is, upon the whole, a good one; is the best that the present views and circumstances of the country will permit; and is such an one as promises every species of security which a reasonable people can desire.” – Alexander Hamilton

“The government is frequently and aptly classed under two descriptions – a government of force, and a government of laws; the first is the definition of despotism- the last, of liberty.” – Alexander Hamilton

“All communities divide themselves into the few and the many. the first are the rich and well-born, the other the mass of the people.” – Alexander Hamilton

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

“The honor of a nation is its life.” – 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

“The passions of a revolution are apt to hurry even good men into excesses.” – Alexander Hamilton

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

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

“I consider civil liberty, is a genuine, unadulterated sense, as the greatest of terrestrial blessing. I am convinced that the whole human race is entitled to it. And, that it can be wrested from no part of them, without the blackest and most aggravated guilt.” – Alexander Hamilton

“A powerful, victorious ally is yet another name for master.” – Alexander Hamilton

“A strong body makes the mind strong… I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind.” – Alexander Hamilton

“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.” – Alexander Hamilton

This reflection derives additional strength from the nature of the debt of the United States. It was the price of liberty. The faith of America has been repeatedly pledged for it, and with solemnities, that give peculiar force to the obligation [of paying off the debt].
-Alexander Hamilton, “Report on Public Credit”, January 9, 1790

And as the vicissitudes of Nations beget a perpetual tendency to the accumulation of debt, there ought to be in every government a perpetual, anxious and unceasing effort to reduce that, which at any time exists, as fast as shall be practicable consistently with integrity and good faith.
-Alexander Hamilton, “Report on Manufactures,” December 5, 1791

States, like individuals, who observe their engagements [pay off their debts], are respected and trusted: while the reverse is the fate of those, who pursue an opposite conduct.
-Alexander Hamilton, “Report on Public Credit”, January 9, 1790

And as, on the one hand, the necessity for borrowing in particular emergencies cannot be doubted, so, on the other, it is equally evident that, to be able to borrow upon good terms, it is essential that the credit of a nation should be well established.
-Alexander Hamilton, “Report on Public Credit”, January 9, 1790

Nothing can more interest the National Credit and prosperity, than a constant and systematic attention to husband [manage prudently] all the means previously possessed for extinguishing the present debt, and to avoid, as much as possible, the incurring of any new debt.
-Alexander Hamilton, Report Relative to the Additional Supplies for the Ensuing Year, March 16, 1792

“In framing a government for posterity as well as ourselves, we ought, in those provisions which are designed to be permanent, to calculate, not on temporary, but on permanent causes of expense”
-Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 34, January 4, 1788

“CREDIT supposes specific and permanent funds for the punctual payment of interest, with a moral certainty of a final redemption of the principal.”
-Alexander Hamilton, The Continentalist No. IV, August 30, 1781

Establish that a Government may decline a provision for its debts, though able to make it, and you overthrow all public morality, you unhinge all the principles that must preserve the limits of free constitutions.
-Alexander Hamilton, “The Defence of the Funding System”, July 1795

…[It is] of the greatest consequence that the debt should, with the consent of the creditors, be remoulded into such a shape as will bring the expenditure of the nation to a level with its income. Till this shall be accomplished the finances of the United States will never wear a proper countenance. Arrears of interest, continually accruing, will be as continual a monument, either of inability or of ill faith, and will not cease to have an evil influence on public credit.
-Alexander Hamilton, “Report on Public Credit”, January 9, 1790

But though a funded debt is not in the first instance, an absolute increase of Capital, or an augmentation of real wealth; yet by serving as a New power in the operation of industry, it has within certain bounds a tendency to increase the real wealth of a Community, in like manner as money borrowed by a thrifty farmer, to be laid out in the improvement of his farm may, in the end, add to his Stock of real riches.
-Alexander Hamilton, “Report on Manufactures,” December 5, 1791

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