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Alexander Hamilton
January 11, 1755 - July 12, 1804
Nationality: American
Category: Politician
Subcategory: American Politician

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.


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.


In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.


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.


Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.


A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.


Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.


Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will.


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.


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


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.


Learn to think continentally.


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.


Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.


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.


A promise must never be broken.


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


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


Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.


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