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Alexander Hamilton’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by Alexander Hamilton, this article we look at Alexander Hamilton’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by Alexander Hamilton.

The art of reading is to skip judiciously.

Alexander Hamilton
The art of reading is to skip judiciously.


Though a wide ocean separates the United States from Europe, yet there are various considerations that warn us against an excess of confidence or security.

Alexander Hamilton
 Though a wide ocean separates the United States from Europe, yet there are various considerations that warn us against an excess of confidence or security.


The true principle of government is this – make the system compleat in its structure; give a perfect proportion and balance to its parts; and the powers you give it will never affect your security.

Alexander Hamilton
 The true principle of government is this - make the system compleat in its structure; give a perfect proportion and balance to its parts; and the powers you give it will never affect your security.


If we are in earnest about giving the Union energy and duration we must abandon the vain project of legislating upon the States in their collective capacities.

Alexander Hamilton
 If we are in earnest about giving the Union energy and duration we must abandon the vain project of legislating upon the States in their collective capacities.


People sometimes attribute my success to my genius; all the genius I know anything about is hard work.

Alexander Hamilton
 People sometimes attribute my success to my genius; all the genius I know anything about is hard work.


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
 Give all the power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all the power to the few, they will oppress the many.


There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.

Alexander Hamilton
 There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.


A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.

Alexander Hamilton
 A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.


Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence.

Alexander Hamilton
 Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence.


A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.

Alexander Hamilton
 A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.


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

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


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
 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.


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

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


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
 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.


It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.

Alexander Hamilton
 It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government.


We are attempting, by this Constitution, to abolish factions, and to unite all parties for the general welfare.

Alexander Hamilton
 We are attempting, by this Constitution, to abolish factions, and to unite all parties for the general welfare.


Every nation ought to have a right to provide for its own happiness.
[H]owever weak our country may be, I hope we shall never sacrifice our liberties.

Alexander Hamilton
 Every nation ought to have a right to provide for its own happiness. [H]owever weak our country may be, I hope we shall never sacrifice our liberties.


It is the Press which has corrupted our political morals – and it is to the Press we must look for the means of our political regeneration.

Alexander Hamilton
 It is the Press which has corrupted our political morals - and it is to the Press we must look for the means of our political regeneration.


Ambition without principle never was long under the guidance of good sense.

Alexander Hamilton
 Ambition without principle never was long under the guidance of good sense.


The natural cure for an ill-administration, in a popular or representative constitution, is a change of men.

Alexander Hamilton
 The natural cure for an ill-administration, in a popular or representative constitution, is a change of men.


A fondness for power is implanted in most men, and it is natural to abuse it when acquired.

Alexander Hamilton
 A fondness for power is implanted in most men, and it is natural to abuse it when acquired.


Hard words are very rarely useful. Real firmness is good for every thing. Strut is good for nothing.

Alexander Hamilton
 Hard words are very rarely useful. Real firmness is good for every thing. Strut is good for nothing.


Our countrymen have all the folly of the ass and all the passiveness of the sheep.

Alexander Hamilton
 Our countrymen have all the folly of the ass and all the passiveness of the sheep.

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