Alexander Hamilton Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Alexander Hamilton quotes, Alexander Hamilton sayings, and Alexander Hamilton proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A promise must never be broken. Alexander Hamilton
I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man. Alexander Hamilton
Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct. Alexander Hamilton
Self-preservation is the first principle of our nature. Alexander Hamilton
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself. Alexander Hamilton
A promise must never be broken. Alexander Hamilton
He who stands for nothing will fall for anything. Alexander Hamilton
He who stands for nothing will fall for anything. Alexander Hamilton
I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect man. Alexander Hamilton
A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous. Alexander Hamilton
Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing. Alexander Hamilton
Common interest may always be reckoned upon as the surest bond of sympathy. Alexander Hamilton
The Courts must declare the sense of the law; and if they should be disposed to exercise will instead of judgement; the consequences would be the substitution of their pleasure for that of the legislative body. Alexander Hamilton
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself. Alexander Hamilton
Take mankind in general, they are vicious-their passions may be operated upon. Alexander Hamilton
If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything. Alexander Hamilton
A fondness for power is implanted in most men, and it is natural to abuse it when acquired. Alexander Hamilton
The standard of good behavior for the continuance in office of the judicial magistracy is certainly one of the most valuable of the modern improvements in the practice of government. Alexander Hamilton
The nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one. Alexander Hamilton
The attributes of sovereignty are now enjoyed by every state in the Union. Alexander Hamilton
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. Alexander Hamilton
When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation. Alexander Hamilton
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. Alexander Hamilton
Hey, I have not been shy / I am just a guy in the public eye / Trying to do my best for our republic / I don't wanna fight / But I won't apologize / For doing what's right / I have the honor to be / Your obedient servant. Alexander Hamilton
You're an orphan / Of course / I'm an orphan / God, I wish there was a war / Then we could prove that we're worth more than anyone bargained for. Alexander Hamilton
We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided. Alexander Hamilton