Alexander Hamilton

Nationality : American
Birth : 11th January, 1755
Death : 12th July, 1804
About : Alexander Hamilton was a Founding Father of the United States, chief of staff to General Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, and the founder of the first American political party. As Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the primary author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration, especially the funding of the state debts by the Federal government, the establishment of a national bank, a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. He became the leader of the Federalist Party, created largely in support of his views, and was opposed by the Democratic-Republican Party, led by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

Alexander Hamilton Quotes

A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
Tags : Nations
A promise must never be broken.
Tags : Promise Topics : Commitment
A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.
Tags : Nervous , Person , Twice Topics : Mistake
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.
Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.
Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.
Tags : Act , People Topics : Uncategorized
I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.
I think the first duty of society is justice.
Tags : Duty Topics : Society
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.
Tags : Heresies , Political
In the general course of human nature, A power over a man’s subsistence amounts to a power over his will.
In the main it will be found that a power over a man’s support (salary) is a power over his will.
Tags : Support Topics : Power
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.
Topics : Age
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.
It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.
Learn to think continentally.
Tags : Learn Topics : Education
Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.
Tags : Man , Reason Topics : Uncategorized
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.
Tags : Reason Topics : Genius
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.
Tags : Men , Planning Topics : Uncategorized
Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.
Topics : Age
Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.
Tags : Firmness
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.
Tags : Freedom , Mankind , Records , Rights Topics : Uncategorized
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.
Tags : Maxim , People , Political , Voice Topics : Belief , God
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
Tags : Bravery , Enthusiasm , Heroism , Liberty , Political Topics : Nature
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
Topics : Politics
To model our political systems upon speculations of lasting tranquillity is to calculate on the weaker springs of the human character.
Topics : Uncategorized
We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.
Tags : Acceptance Topics : Uncategorized
When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.
Tags : Men , Moderation Topics : Uncategorized
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.
Tags : Conform , Government , Man , Reason Topics : Uncategorized
You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent.
Topics : Age

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