Alexander Hamilton Quotes.
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.
Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
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.
It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.
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.
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.
When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.
Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.
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.
I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.
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.
A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
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.
Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.