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Alexander Hamilton Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Feb 2024
Alexander Hamilton Topics
He who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
I think the first duty of society is justice
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.
A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing
Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives
A constitution is, in fact, and must be regarded by judges, as a fundamental law. It therefore belongs to them to ascertain its meaning, as well as the meaning of any particular act proceeding from the Legislative body. If there should happen to be an irreconcilable variance between the two, that which has superior obligation and validity ought, of course, to be preferred; or, in other words, the constitution ought to be preferred to the statute.
A promise must never be broken
If circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude, that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people, while there is a large body of citizens little if at all inferior to them in discipline and
" Ah, this is the constitution," he said. "Now, mark my words. So long as we are a young and virtuous people, this instument will bind us together in mutual interests, mutual welfare, and mutual happiness. But when we become old and corrupt, it will bind no longer."
American Constitution quotes
You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent.
When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
Being Brave quotes
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.
Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.
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.
Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.
Learn to think continentally.
It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.
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