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.
When a government betrays the people by amassing too much power and becoming tyrannical, the people have no choice but to exercise their original right of self-defense вЂ” to fight the government.
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.
A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.
One great error is that we suppose mankind more honest than they are.
The loss of liberty to a generous mind is worse than death.
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.
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.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
Give all the power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all the power to the few, they will oppress the many.
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.
A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.
The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.
It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.
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.
Americans rouse – be unanimous, be virtuous, be firm, exert your courage, trust in Heaven, and nobly defy the enemies both of God and man!