Alexander Hamilton Quotes

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Alexander Hamilton was an American statesman, politician, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Born January 11, 1755
Died July 12, 1804

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Best 17 Quotes by Alexander Hamilton

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

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

“A strong body makes the mind strong.”

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

“Give all the power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all the power to the few, they will oppress the many.”

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

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

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

“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.”

“Men are reasoning rather than reasonable animals.”

“Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this; when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort that I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.”

“The art of reading is to skip judiciously.”

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

“When avarice takes the lead in a state, it is commonly the forerunner of its fall.”

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“Who talks most about freedom and equality? Is it not those who hold the bill of rights in one hand and a whip for affrighted slaves in the other?”

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“Caution and investigation are a necessary armor against error and imposition.”

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