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Alexander Hamilton Quotes

"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."
Politics

"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."

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

"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."

"Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal."

"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?"

"Learn to think continentally."

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

"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."

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

"A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing."

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

"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."

"Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing."

"Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government."

"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."

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

"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."

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