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"No university in the world has ever risen to greatness without a correspondingly great library... When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end."
Lawrence Clark Powell
Alexander Hamilton Quotes
A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
Alexander Hamilton

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

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.
Alexander Hamilton

Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.
Alexander Hamilton

In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.
Alexander Hamilton

In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.
Alexander Hamilton

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.
Alexander Hamilton

Learn to think continentally.
Alexander Hamilton

Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.
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

Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.
Alexander Hamilton

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

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

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.
Alexander Hamilton

The people are turbulent and changing; they seldom judge or determine right. Give therefore to the first class a distinct permanent share in the government... Can a democratic assembly who annually revolve in the mass of the people be supposed steadily to pursue the public good?
Alexander Hamilton

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.
Alexander Hamilton

Those who do not industrialize become hewers of wood and haulers of water.
Alexander Hamilton

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
Alexander Hamilton

Type:
Politician
Date of Birth:
1757-01-11
Year of Death:
1804
Nationality:
American
 

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