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Alexander Hamilton Quotes

The darkest nights produce the brightest stars - Motivational Quotes
I like me a little bit more when i'm with you - Love Quotes
A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future - Friend Quotes
Dogs teach us a lot of things but none more important than to love unconditionally - Dog Quotes
If cats could talk, they wouldn't - Cat Quotes
Together is my favorite place to be - Love Quotes
I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure - Funny Quotes
And then you meet one person and your life changes forever - Love Quotes
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The desire of reward is one of the strongest incentives of human conduct;... the best security for the fidelity of mankind is to make their interest coincide with their duty  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) It is far more rational to suppose that the courts were designed to be an intermediate body between the people and the legislature, in order, among other things, to keep the latter within the limits assigned to their authority  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) In disquisitions of every kind there are certain primary truths, or first principles, upon which all subsequent reasoning must depend  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) When human laws contradict or discountenance the means, which are necessary to preserve the essential rights of any society, they defeat the proper end of all laws, and so become null and void  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) A national debt if it is not excessive will be to us a national blessing; it will be powerfull cement of our union. It will also create a necessity for keeping up taxation to a degree which without being oppressive, will be a spur to industry;  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) How can you trust people who are poor and own no property?... Inequality of property will exist as long as liberty exists  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) 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 Quotes) 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 Quotes) 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 Quotes) There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) 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  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) Every power vested in a government is in its nature sovereign, and includes by force of the term a right to employ all the means requisite... to the attainment of the ends of such power  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) I have thought it my duty to exhibit things as they are, not as they ought to be  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) A garden, you know, is a very usual refuge of a disappointed politician. Accordingly, I have purchased a few acres about nine miles from town, have built a house, and am cultivating a garden  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) The rights of neutrality will only be respected when they are defended by an adequate power. A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) Government implies the power of making laws. It is essential to the idea of a law, that it be attended with a sanction; or, in other words, a penalty or punishment for disobedience  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) 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 Quotes) Laws are a dead letter without courts to expound and define their true meaning and operation  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) Little more can reasonably be aimed at with respect to the people at large than to have them properly armed  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) 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  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) 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 Quotes) The inquiry constantly is what will please, not what will benefit the people. In such a government there can be nothing but temporary expedient, fickleness, and folly  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) Hard words are very rarely useful. Real firmness is good for every thing. Strut is good for nothing  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) To judge from the history of mankind, we shall be compelled to conclude, that the fiery and destructive passions of war, reign in the human breast, with much more powerful sway, than the mild and beneficent sentiments of peace  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) A fondness for power is implanted in most men, and it is natural to abuse it when acquired  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) There may be in every government a few choice spirits, who may act from more worthy motives. One great error is that we suppose mankind more honest than they are. Our prevailing passions are ambition and interest  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes) Has it not... invariably been found that momentary passions, and immediate interests, have a more active and imperious control over human conduct than general or remote considerations of policy, utility and justice?  (Alexander Hamilton Quotes)
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