Alexander Hamilton Quotes.
Man is either governed by his own laws – freedom – or the laws of another – slavery. Are you willing to become slaves? Will you give up your freedom, your life and your property without a single struggle? No man has a right to rule over his fellow creatures.
That experience is the parent of wisdom is an adage the truth of which is recognized by the wisest as well as the simplest of mankind.
The law… dictated by God Himself is, of course, superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times. No human laws are of any validity if contrary to this.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.
People sometimes attribute my success to my genius; all the genius I know anything about is hard work.
The loss of liberty to a generous mind is worse than death.
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.
Remember civil and religious liberty always go together: if the foundation of the one be sapped, the other will fall of course.
The people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government and to reform, alter, or totally change the same when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.
One great error is that we suppose mankind more honest than they are.
A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.
Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence.
Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this; when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort that I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.
A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.
Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.
It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.