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Top 55 Most Inspirational Alexander Hamilton Quotes

55 Most Inspirational Alexander Hamilton Quotes

Alexander Hamilton Quotes, Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1755, and passed away on July 12, 1804. The genius American was one of the “Founding Fathers” of the United States. Not only this, he was also a popular political philosopher and economist.

He joined the “New York Provincial Artillery Company” during the revolutionary war. He was brave enough to fight three wars and didn’t give up on his belief.

He was the advisor to General George, wrote letters to the people who were the state governors as well as powerful generals.

He also played a major role for prominent duties like diplomacy, intelligence, and negotiation.

Later, he got in law and became one of the most prominent attorneys.

He was also one of the most trusted advisors when it came to public and political matters. Moreover, he became the first person who was chosen as a delegate for the ‘Constitutional Convention’ from New York. In result, he wrote various essays to convince people to follow the constitution.

These essays are known as ‘Federalist Papers” and still holds importance. He later became the first US Secretary of the Treasury.

Alexander Hamilton published numerous quotes about the constitution, nation, and individuals. Alexander Hamilton Quotes have always been revolutionary for his followers.

Alexander Hamilton Quotes represent his thoughts and dedication toward his country. Successful politicians read his quotes and sayings to get motivation. His words help leaders to make the right decision for their nation and people of the country.

Check out the best and significant Alexander Hamilton Quotes which have been excerpted from his letters, books, work, and essays.

“People sometimes attribute my success to my genius; all the genius I know anything about is hard work.”

-Alexander Hamilton

 

“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 labour and thought.”
-Alexander Hamilton

 

“Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence.”
-Alexander Hamilton

 

“One great error is that we suppose mankind more honest than they are.”
-Alexander Hamilton

 

“When a government betrays the people by amassing too much power and becoming tyrannical, the people have no choice but to exercise their original right of self-defence — to fight the government.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamours of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“If it were to be asked, what are the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be an inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws –
the first growing out of the last.
A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“Every nation ought to have a right to provide for its own happiness.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“A well-adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“Hard words are very rarely useful. Real firmness is good for everything. The strut is good for nothing.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.”
-Alexander Hamilton
Give all the power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all the power to the few, they will oppress the many.
Alexander Hamilton
“As riches increase and accumulate in few hands…the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“The people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government and to reform, alter, or totally change the same when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.”
-Alexander Hamilton       
“A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“But this is a thing more ardently to be wished than seriously to be expected.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“I think the first duty of society is justice.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“Divide et impera must be the motto of every nation that either hates or fears us.”
 –Alexander Hamilton
“It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“A powerful, victorious ally is yet another name for the master.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“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.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“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.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“[H]owever weak our country may be, I hope we shall never sacrifice our liberties.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“I have thought it my duty to exhibit things as they are, not as they ought to be.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“Learn to think continentally.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“To all general purposes, we have uniformly been one people each individual citizen everywhere enjoying the same national rights, privileges, and protection.”
-Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton Quotes brought the significance of revolting against odds.
“The President of the United States would be liable to be impeached, tried, and upon conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanours, removed from office; and would afterwards be liable to prosecution and punishment in the ordinary course of law. The person of the King of Great Britain is sacred and inviolable:
There is no constitutional tribunal to which he is amenable, no punishment to which he can be subjected without involving the crisis of a national revolution.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws are so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”
–Alexander Hamilton
“I have thought it my duty to exhibit things as they are, not as they ought to be.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passion of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“Ambition without principle never was long under the guidance of good sense.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“For 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.”
–Alexander Hamilton
“Nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“Remember civil and religious liberty always go together: if the foundation of the one is sapped, the other will fall of course.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“The constitution shall never be construed.
to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“I never expect a perfect work from an imperfect man.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“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.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“For 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.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“Dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“Men are reasoning rather than reasonable animals.”
–Alexander Hamilton
“A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“A strong body makes the mind strong.
I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind.”
-Alexander Hamilton
 “Those who stand for nothing fall for everything.”
-Alexander Hamilton
 “Vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty.”
-Alexander Hamilton
 “The inquiry constantly is what will please, not what will benefit the people. In such a government there can be nothing but a temporary expedient, fickleness, and folly.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“All communities divide themselves into the few and the many. the first are the rich and well-born, the other the mass of the people.”
-Alexander Hamilton
 “Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics the greatest number have begun their career, by paying an obsequious court to the people; commencing Demagogues, and ending Tyrants.”
-Alexander Hamilton
 “An enlightened zeal for the energy and efficiency of government will be stigmatized, as the offspring of a temper fond of despotic power, and hostile to the principles of liberty.”
-Alexander Hamilton
 “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.
The violent destruction of life and property incident to war, the continual effort and alarm attendant on a state of continual danger, will compel nations the most attached to liberty to resort for repose and security to institutions which have a tendency to destroy their civil and political rights.
To be safer, they at length become willing to run the risk of being less free.”
-Alexander Hamilton
 “On the other hand, it will be equally forgotten that the vigour of government is essential to the security of liberty; that, in the contemplation of a sound and well-informed judgment, their interest can never be separated; and that a dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government.
History will teach us that the former has been found a much more certain road to the introduction of despotism than the latter, and that of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people; commencing demagogues, and ending tyrants.”
-Alexander Hamilton
 “The republican principle demands that the deliberate sense of the community should govern the conduct of those to whom they entrust the management of their affairs; but it does not require an unqualified complaisance to every sudden breeze of passion or to every transient impulse which the people may receive from the arts of men, who flatter their prejudices to betray their interests.”
-Alexander Hamilton
“Power over a man’s subsistence is power over his will.”
-Alexander Hamilton
 “In many cases, it will connect itself with preexisting factions and will enlist all the animosities, the partialities, the influence and the interest in one side or the other. And in such cases, it will always be dangerous that the decision will be regulated more by a comparison of the strength of the parties, rather than the demonstration of innocence or guilt.”
-Alexander Hamilton

Hamilton has been one of the most motivational and charismatic personality for those who want to do something for their country. He achieved so much in his life that his work is still helpful for those who look over to him.

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