Alexander Hamilton Quotes

Alexander Hamilton was an American statesman, politician, legal scholar, military commander, lawyer, banker, and economist. He was one of the many founding fathers of the USA. Here are some of the best Alexander Hamilton quotes.

“Those who stand for nothing fall for everything.”

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

“The constitution shall never be construed…to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”

“The art of reading is to skip judiciously.”

Alexander Hamilton Quotes

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

“A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.”

Alexander Hamilton Quotes

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

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

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

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

Alexander Hamilton Quotes

“Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct.”

“The pains taken to preserve peace include a proportional responsibility that equal pains be taken to be prepared for war.”

“No man ought certainly to be a judge in his own cause, or in any cause in respect to which he has the least interest or bias.”

“But this is a thing more ardently to be wished than seriously to be expected.”

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

“A dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people.”

“When a people or family so divide, it never fails to be against themselves”

“Opinion, whether well or ill founded, is the governing principle of human affairs.”

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“We are not always sure that those who advocate the truth are influenced by purer principles than their antagonists.”

“It may perhaps be said that the power of preventing bad laws includes that of preventing good ones;”

“When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.”

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