18 Best Alexander Hamilton Quotes

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Alexander Hamilton born in the British West Indies, and later became General George Washington’s assistant. In 1788, as one of America’s Founding Fathers, he convinced New Yorkers to agree to ratify the U.S Constitution. Hamilton – an avowed Federalist – then served as the nation’s first secretary of the treasury, from 1789 to 1795.

18 Alexander Hamilton Quotes

  • A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing. — Alexander Hamilton
  • A promise must never be broken. — Alexander Hamilton
  • A well-adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous. — 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
  • I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man. — Alexander Hamilton
  • I think the first duty of society is justice. — 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
  • In the general course of human nature, A power over a man’s subsistence amounts to a power over his will. — 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

10th of 18 Alexander Hamilton Quotes

  • It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government. — Alexander Hamilton
  • Learn to think continentally. — Alexander Hamilton
  • Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal. — 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 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
  • There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism. — Alexander Hamilton
  • Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. — Alexander Hamilton
  • When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation. — Alexander Hamilton
  • You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent. — Alexander Hamilton


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