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Friday, July 30, 2021

100+ Alexander Hamilton Quotes That Stood The Test of Time

Alexander Hamilton was an American Founding Father who started from nothing and changed American politics forever. He was a child of immigrant parents who died when he was young, yet he became one of the most notable figures of American history. One of his accomplishments was his excellent skills in the Battle of Yorktown, a battle during the Revolutionary War. He also was the main contributor to the Federalist Papers, a series of over a hundred essays discussing the ratification of the United States Constitution. His work did not go unnoticed, as President George Washington selected him to be the first Secretary of Treasury, where he worked endlessly to establish the National Bank, and helped the United States get out of debt. Lastly, he helped to establish the Coast Guard at a time where trade was only done via land and sea.

Due to Alexander Hamilton’s accomplishments in his upbringing, war experience, and political experience, he is a highly regarded figure in American history and culture (the recent success of the Broadway musical is proof of that). His words formed the United States government and country to how it is today, from the National Bank, to the Constitution, to the US Armed Forces. Alexander Hamilton’s writing and knowledge is important to keep remembering, so be sure to read these quotes and share them if they resonate with you.

Best Hamilton Quotes

  • Those who stand for nothing fall for everything. Alexander Hamilton
  • The loss of liberty to a generous mind is worse than death. Alexander Hamilton
  • When a people or family so divide, it never fails to be against themselves. Alexander Hamilton
  • A promise must never be broken. Alexander Hamilton
  • Learn to think continentally. Alexander Hamilton
  • I think the first duty of society is justice. Alexander Hamilton
  • Great Ambition, unchecked by principle, or the love of Glory, is an unruly Tyrant. Alexander Hamilton
  • Power over a man’s subsistence is power over his will. Alexander Hamilton
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A powerful, victorious ally is yet another name for master. Alexander Hamilton


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If men were angels, no government would be necessary. Alexander Hamilton

  • A powerful, victorious ally is yet another name for master. Alexander Hamilton
  • Vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty. Alexander Hamilton
  • We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided. Alexander Hamilton
  • Caution and investigation are a necessary armor against error and imposition. Alexander Hamilton
  • The nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one. Alexander Hamilton
  • Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty. Alexander Hamilton
  • When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation. Alexander Hamilton
  • A well-adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous. Alexander Hamilton
  • Common interest may always be reckoned upon as the surest bond of sympathy. Alexander Hamilton
  • I never expect a perfect work from an imperfect man. Alexander Hamilton
  • Love is a sort of insanity. Alexander Hamilton
  • Never expect a perfect work from an imperfect man. Alexander Hamilton
  • Opinion, whether well or ill founded, is the governing principle of human affairs. Alexander Hamilton
  • The art of reading is to skip judiciously. Alexander Hamilton
  • Self-preservation is the first principle of our nature. Alexander Hamilton
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The plan is to fan this spark into a flame. Alexander Hamilton


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Talk less. Smile more. Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton Quotes

  • I have thought it my duty to exhibit things as they are, not as they ought to be. Alexander Hamilton
  • Who talks most about freedom and equality? Is it not those who hold the bill of rights in one hand and a whip for affrighted slaves in the other? Alexander Hamilton
  • The practice of arbitrary imprisonments have been, in all ages, the favorite and most formidable instruments of tyranny. Alexander Hamilton
  • Laws are a dead letter without courts to expound and define their true meaning and operation. Alexander Hamilton
  • There are men who, under any circumstances, will have the courage to do their duty at every hazard. Alexander Hamilton
  • Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments. Alexander Hamilton
  • … the power of preventing bad laws includes that of preventing good ones; Alexander Hamilton
  • The true test of a good government is its aptitude and tendency to produce a good administration. Alexander Hamilton
  • But the most common and durable source of factions has been the various and unequal distribution of property. Alexander Hamilton
  • [H]owever weak our country may be, I hope we shall never sacrifice our liberties. Alexander Hamilton
  • A sacred respect for the Constitutional Law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government. Alexander Hamilton
  • You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent. Alexander Hamilton
  • A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing. Alexander Hamilton
  • Nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority. Alexander Hamilton
  • Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint. Alexander Hamilton
  • What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws. Alexander Hamilton
  • The President of the United States would be liable to be impeached, tried, and, upon conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanors, removed from office; and would afterwards be liable to prosecution and punishment in the ordinary course of law. Alexander Hamilton
  • The natural cure for an ill-administration, in a popular or representative constitution, is a change of men. Alexander Hamilton
  • In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources. Alexander Hamilton
  • It is too early for politicians to presume on our forgetting that the public good, the real welfare of the great body of the people, is the supreme object to be pursued; Alexander Hamilton
  • I always feel how necessary you are to me. But when you are absent, I become still more sensible of it and look around in vain for that satisfaction which you alone can bestow. Alexander Hamilton


Hamilton Musical Quotes by Lin-Manuel Miranda

  • I’m just like my country I’m young, scrappy, and hungry, and I am not throwing away my shot. Alexander Hamilton
  • This is not a moment, it’s the movement. Alexander Hamilton
  • Legacy. What is a Legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see. Alexander Hamilton
  • My name is Alexander Hamilton. And there’s a million things I haven’t done… But just you wait, just you wait. Alexander Hamilton
  • I wrote my way out of hell. I wrote my way to revolution. Alexander Hamilton
  • Forgiveness. Can you imagine? Company
  • My son. When you smile I fall apart. Alexander Hamilton
  • Raise a glass to freedom, something they can never take away, no matter what they tell you. John Laurens Hamilton
  • I wanna build something that’s gonna outlive me. Alexander Hamilton
  • Talk less. Smile more. Alexander Hamilton
  • Rise up! Alexander Hamilton
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This is not a moment, it’s the movement. Alexander Hamilton


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Rise up!

  • Outrun. Outlast. Hit ’em quick, get out fast. George Washington
  • I may not live to see our glory but I will gladly join the fight and when our children tell our story they’ll tell the story of tonight. Hamilton, Laurens, Mulligan, Lafayette
  • America, you great unfinished symphony, you sent for me. You let me make a difference. A place where even orphan immigrants can leave their fingerprints and rise up. Alexander Hamilton
  • We are a powder keg about to explode, I need someone like you to lighten the load. Alexander Hamilton
  • We push away what we can never understand; we push away the unimaginable. Angelica Shuyler
  • You and your words flooded my senses. Your sentences left me defenseless. You built me palaces out of paragraphs. You built cathedrals. Eliza Hamilton
  • The plan is to fan this spark into a flame. Alexander Hamilton
  • Can we agree that duels are dumb and immature? Aaron Burr
  • For once in your life, take a stand with pride. I don’t understand how you stand to the side. Alexander Hamilton
  • I am the one thing in life I can control. I am inimitable, I am an original. Aaron Burr
  • Dying is easy, young man. Living is harder. George Washington
  • Love doesn’t discriminate between the sinners and the saints. It takes and it takes and it takes and we keep loving anyway. Aaron Burr
  • My love, take your time. I’ll see you on the other side. Alexander Hamilton
  • My father wasn’t aroundI swear that I’ll be around for you. Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
  • If it takes fighting a war for us to meet, it will have been worth it. Alexander Hamilton
  • You want a revolution? I want a revelation! Eliza Hamilton
  • Fools who run their mouth off wind up dead. Aaron Burr
  • If there’s a fire you’re trying to douse, you can’t put it out from inside the house! Thomas Jefferson
  • Who lives? Who dies? Who tells your story? George Washington


Alexander Hamilton Famous Quotes

  • Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives. 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. Alexander Hamilton
  • The honor of a nation is its life. Deliberately to abandon it is to commit an act of political suicide. Alexander Hamilton
  • If men were angels, no government would be necessary. Alexander Hamilton
  • Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals, for the most part governed by the impulse of passion. Alexander Hamilton
  • Every nation ought to have a right to provide for its own happiness. Alexander Hamilton
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The art of reading is to skip judiciously. Alexander Hamilton

  • Experience is the oracle of truth; and where its responses are unequivocal, they ought to be conclusive and sacred. Alexander Hamilton
  • The pains taken to preserve peace include a proportional responsibility that equal pains be taken to be prepared for war. Alexander Hamilton
  • Hard words are very rarely useful. Real firmness is good for every thing. Strut is good for nothing. Alexander Hamilton
  • Take mankind as they are, and what are they governed by? Their passions. Alexander Hamilton
  • Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government. Alexander Hamilton
  • It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government. Alexander Hamilton
  • Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing. Alexander Hamilton
  • No man ought certainly to be a judge in his own cause, or in any cause in respect to which he has the least interest or bias. Alexander Hamilton
  • Unless your government is respectable, foreigners will invade your rights; and to maintain tranquillity, it must be respectable – even to observe neutrality, you must have a strong government. Alexander Hamilton
  • 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. Alexander Hamilton
  • The constitution shall never be construed… to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. Alexander Hamilton
  • I would die to preserve the law upon a solid foundation; but take away liberty, and the foundation is destroyed. Alexander Hamilton
  • I am aware that a man of real merit is never seen in so favorable a light as seen through the medium of adversity. Alexander Hamilton


Inspirational Hamilton Quotes

  • Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires. Alexander Hamilton
  • The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the Hand of Divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power. Alexander Hamilton
  • No character, however upright, is a match for constantly reiterated attacks, however false. 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. Alexander Hamilton
  • If the sword of oppression be permitted to lop off one limb without opposition, reiterated strokes will soon dismember the whole body. Alexander Hamilton
  • It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; Alexander Hamilton
  • Necessity, especially in politics, often occasions false hopes, false reasonings, and a system of measures correspondingly erroneous. Alexander Hamilton
  • 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. Alexander Hamilton
  • There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current fort worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism. Alexander Hamilton
  • The two great points of difference between a democracy and a republic are: first, the delegation of the government, in the latter, to a small number of citizens elected by the rest; secondly, the greater number of citizens, and greater sphere of country, over which the latter may be extended. Alexander Hamilton
  • The spirit of commerce has a tendency to soften the manners of men, and to extinguish those inflammable humors which have so often kindled into wars. Alexander Hamilton
  • 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. Alexander Hamilton
  • So long as we are a young and virtuous people, this instrument will bind us together in mutual interests, mutual welfare, and mutual happiness. But when we become old and corrupt, it will bind no longer. Alexander Hamilton
  • The pride of states, as well as of men, naturally disposes them to justify all their actions, and opposes their acknowledging, correcting, or repairing their errors and offenses. Alexander Hamilton


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