"Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Alexander Hamilton on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Alexander Hamilton on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Alexander Hamilton on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Alexander Hamilton on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Alexander Hamilton on Thomas Paine
"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."
"Learn to think continentally."
"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."
"Real firmness is good for anything strut is good for nothing."
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