Alexander Hamilton Quotes
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Alexander Hamilton Quotes

Seven of the best book quotes from Alexander Hamilton
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“Among the numerous advantages promised by a well constructed union, none deserves to be more accurately developed, than its tendency to break and control the violence of faction.”
Alexander Hamilton
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The Federalist Papers
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“A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral.”
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“A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral.”
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“In the general course of human nature, a power over a man’s subsistence amounts to a power over his will. ”
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“If these states should either be wholly disunited, or only united in partial confederacies, a man must be far gone in Utopian speculations, who can seriously doubt that the subdivisions into which they might be thrown, would have frequent and violent contests with each other. To presume a want of motives for such contests, as an argument against their existence, would be to forget that men are ambitious, vindictive, and rapacious. To look for a continuation of harmony between a number of independent unconnected sovereignties, situated in the same neighborhood, would be to disregard the uniform course of human events, and to set at defiance the accumulated experience of ages.”
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“It is a just observation, that the people commonly intend the public good. This often applies to their very errors. But their good sense would despise the adulator who should pretend, that they always reason right about the means of promoting it.”
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“The idea of restraining the legislative authority, in the means for providing for the national defence, is one of those refinements, which owe their origin to a zeal for liberty more ardent than enlightened.”

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