"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."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Alexander Hamilton on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Alexander Hamilton on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Alexander Hamilton on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Alexander Hamilton on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Alexander Hamilton on Joseph Stalin
"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."