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Alexander Hamilton Quotes

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

Alexander Hamilton
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
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#American Politician

Alexander Hamilton
Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing
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#Firmness

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

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.
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#American Politician

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

Alexander Hamilton
[T]he Constitution ought to be the standard of construction for the laws, and that wherever there is an evident opposition, the laws ought to give place to the Constitution. But this doctrine is not deducible from any circumstance peculiar to the plan of convention, but from the general theory of a limited Constitution.
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#Constitution

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When you assemble from your several counties in the Legislature, were every member to be guided only by the apparent interest of his county, government would be impracticable. There must be a perpetual accomodation and sacrifice of local advantage to general expediency.
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#Constitution

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
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#Reason

Alexander Hamilton
Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will.
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#American Politician #Power

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.
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#Genius

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A promise must never be broken
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#Commitment

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Your people, sir, is nothing but a great beast
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#People

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I have learned to hold popular opinion of no value
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#Value

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Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.
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#American Politician #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.
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#American Politician #Men

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

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.
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#American Politician #Government

Alexander Hamilton
I think the first duty of society is justice
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#Duty

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

Alexander Hamilton
It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from
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#People

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

Alexander Hamilton
Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.
Alexander Hamilton
#American Politician #Government