Alexander Hamilton Quotes.
Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals, for the most part governed by the impulse of passion.
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.
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.
I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.
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.
A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.
Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.
To my utter astonishment I saw an airship descending over my cow lot. It was occupied by six of the strangest beings I ever saw. They were jabbering together, but we could not understand a word they said.
Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think the first duty of society is justice.
Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.
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.