Alexander Hamilton Quotes.
The honor of a nation is its life.
To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people, each individual citizen everywhere enjoying the same national rights, privileges, and protection.
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.
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.
A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
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.
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.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
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.
Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals, for the most part governed by the impulse of passion.
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.
It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.
A promise must never be broken.
There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism.
The nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one.
When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.
Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.