Top 36 Alexander Hamilton Quotes of 2020

Last Updated on

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

― Alexander Hamilton

“There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“Unless your government is respectable, foreigners will invade your rights; and to maintain tranquillity, it must be respectable – even to observe neutrality, you must have a strong government.”

― Alexander Hamilton

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

― Alexander Hamilton

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

― Alexander Hamilton

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

― Alexander Hamilton

“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

“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 or obscured by mortal power.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“The honor of a nation is its life.”

― Alexander Hamilton

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

― Alexander Hamilton

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

― Alexander Hamilton

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

― Alexander Hamilton

“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.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“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

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

― Alexander Hamilton

“Learn to think continentally.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.”

― Alexander Hamilton

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

― Alexander Hamilton

“Power over a man’s subsistence is power over his will.”

― Alexander Hamilton

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

― Alexander Hamilton

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

― Alexander Hamilton

“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.”

― Alexander Hamilton

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

― Alexander Hamilton

“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

“A promise must never be broken.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“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

“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.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“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.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“I think the first duty of society is justice.”

― Alexander Hamilton

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

― Alexander Hamilton

“Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“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.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“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.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“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
Quotes You Will Also Love:  Top 8 María Blasco Marhuenda Quotes of 2020

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top
0 Shares
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap