Alexander Hamilton Quotes


26 Alexander Hamilton quotes:



"Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty."
"You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent."
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"Learn to think continentally."
Author: Hamilton Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"I think the first duty of society is justice"
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"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"
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"The courts must declare the sense of the law and if they should be disposed exercise will, instead of judgment, the consequences would be the substitution of their pleasure for that of the legislative body."
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"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"
"There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism."
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"A promise must never be broken"
"The proposed Constitution, so far from implying an abolition of the State governments, makes them constituent parts of the national sovereignty, by allowing them a direct representation in the Senate, and leaves in their possession certain exclusive and very important portions of sovereign power. This fully corresponds, in every rational import of the terms, with the idea of a federal government."
"There is one transcendant advantage belonging to the province of the State governments... --I mean the ordinary administration of criminal and civil justice."
"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."
"[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."
"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."
"But as the plan of the convention aims only at a partial union or consolidation, the State governments would clearly retain all the rights of sovereignty which they before had, and which were not, by that act, EXCLUSIVELY delegated to the United States."
"It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government."
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"A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing."
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"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."
Author: Hamilton Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will."
"In many cases, it will connect itself with preexisting factions and will enlist all the animosities, the partialities, the influence and the interest in one side or the other. And in such cases, it will always be dangerous that the decision will be regulated more by a comparison of strength of the parties, rather than the demonstration of innocence or guilt."
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