35 Alexander Hamilton Quotes That Will Motivate You

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35 Best Alexander Hamilton Quotes

1. “Give all the power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all the power to the few, they will oppress the many.” – Alexander Hamilton

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

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3. “Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.” – Alexander Hamilton

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4. “Vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty.” – Alexander Hamilton

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5. “If we must have an enemy at the head of government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible.” – Alexander Hamilton

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6. “Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.” – Alexander Hamilton

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7. “In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.” – Alexander Hamilton

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8. “The inquiry constantly is what will please, not what will benefit the people. In such a government there can be nothing but temporary expedient, fickleness, and folly.” – Alexander Hamilton

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9. “The rights of neutrality will only be respected, when they are defended by an adequate power. A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral.” – Alexander Hamilton

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10. “A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.” – Alexander Hamilton

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11. “All communities divide themselves into the few and the many. the first are the rich and well-born, the other the mass of the people.” – Alexander Hamilton

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

13. “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.” – Alexander Hamilton

14. “The honor of a nation is its life.” – Alexander Hamilton

15. “The passions of a revolution are apt to hurry even good men into excesses.” – Alexander Hamilton

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

17. “In the general course of human nature, A power over a man’s subsistence amounts to a power over his will.” – Alexander Hamilton

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

19. “A strong body makes the mind strong… I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind.” – Alexander Hamilton

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

21. “Nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority.” Alexander Hamilton

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

23. “Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct. Even the ardent love of liberty will, after a time, give way to its dictates.” – Alexander Hamilton

24. “A tolerable expertness in military movements is a business that requires time and practice. It is not a day, or even a week, that will suffice for the attainment of it. “ – Alexander Hamilton

25. “To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people each individual citizen everywhere enjoying the same national rights, privileges, and protection.” – Alexander Hamilton

26. “A well-adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.” – Alexander Hamilton

27. “I never expect a perfect work from an imperfect man.” – Alexander Hamilton

28. “Those who stand for nothing fall for everything.” – Alexander Hamilton

29. “Hard words are very rarely useful. Real firmness is good for every thing. Strut is good for nothing.” – Alexander Hamilton

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

31. “We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.” – Alexander Hamilton

32. “I have thought it my duty to exhibit things as they are, not as they ought to be.” – Alexander Hamilton

33. “Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.” – Alexander Hamilton

34. “You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent.” – Alexander Hamilton

35. “I have learned to hold popular opinion of no value.” – Alexander Hamilton

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