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Alexander Hamilton (1755 - 1804)
US (Scottish-born) lawyer & politician [more author details]
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A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.
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Alexander Hamilton
A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
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Alexander Hamilton
Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit. In a society under the forms of which the stronger faction can readily unite and oppress the weaker, anarchy may as truly be said to reign as in a state of nature, where the weaker individual is not secured against the violence of the stronger; and as, in the latter state, even the individuals are prompted, by the uncertainty of their condition, to submit to a government which may protect the weak as well as themselves; so, in the former state, will the more powerful factions or parties be gradually induced, by a like motive to wish for a government which will protect all parties, the weaker as well as the more powerful.
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When men exercise their reason coolly and freely on a variety of distinct questions, they inevitably fall into different opinions on some of them. When they are governed by a common passion, their opinions, if they are to be called, will be the same.
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Alexander Hamilton
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.
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Alexander Hamilton
A garden, you know, is a very usual refuge of a disappointed politician. Accordingly, I have purchased a few acres about nine miles from town, have built a house, and am cultivating a garden.
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Alexander Hamilton, Letter to Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity.
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Alexander Hamilton, Speech on 21 June 1788 urging ratification of the Constitution in New York.
I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect man.
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Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist

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