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18 Famous Quotes by Alexander Hamilton
11/20/1755 - 7/12/1804
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Statesmanship Quotes, by Alexander Hamilton , Source: paraphrase of his words in a speech to his American countrymen

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" Ah, this is the constitution," he said. "Now, mark my words. So long as we are a young and virtuous people, this instument will bind us together in mutual interests, mutual welfare, and mutual happiness. But when we become old and corrupt, it will bind no longer."

American constitution Quotes, by Alexander Hamilton

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Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing

Firmness Quotes, by Alexander Hamilton

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

Nations Quotes, by Alexander Hamilton

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We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.

Adaptability Quotes, by Alexander Hamilton

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

Firmness Quotes, by Alexander Hamilton

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Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.

Man Quotes, by Alexander Hamilton

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Such a wife as I want... must be young, handsome I lay most stress upon a good shape, sensible a little learning will do, well-bread, chaste, and tender. As to religion, a moderate stock will satisfy me. She must believe in God and hate a saint.

Men and women Quotes, by Alexander Hamilton

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Hamilton

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Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Hamilton

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Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Hamilton

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In the main it will be found that a power over a man's support (salary) is a power over his will

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Hamilton

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Hamilton

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Hamilton

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[T]he Constitution ought to be the standard of construction for the laws, and that wherever there is an evident opposition, the laws ought to give place to the Constitution. But this doctrine is not deducible from any circumstance peculiar to the plan of convention, but from the general theory of a limited Constitution.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Hamilton

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When you assemble from your several counties in the Legislature, were every member to be guided only by the apparent interest of his county, government would be impracticable. There must be a perpetual accomodation and sacrifice of local advantage to general expediency.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Hamilton

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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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Hamilton

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Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Hamilton

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