Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was an American statesman and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the founder of the nation's financial system, the Federalist Party, the United States Coast Guard, and The New York Post newspaper.
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Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.
Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will.
In the main it will be found that a power over a man's support (salary) is a power over his will.
Constitutions should consist only of general provisions, the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.
Real firmness is good for anything, strut is good for nothing.
I think the first duty of society is justice.
It's not tyranny we desire, it's a just limited federal government.
Here sir the people govern, here they act by their immediate representatives.
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.
I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.