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ALEXANDER HAMILTON
American general, orator, politician and statesman
(1755 - 1804)

A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
      - in a letter to Robert Morris [Debt]

A promise must never be broken.
      - [Promises]

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.
      - [Constitution]

Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.
      - [Government]

I think the first duty of society is justice.
      - [Justice]

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.
      - [Necessity]

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.
      - [Law]

Learn to think continentally.
      - paraphrase of his words in a speech to his American countrymen
        [Statesmanship]

Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.
      - [Man]

Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.
      - [Firmness]

The love for our native land strengthens our individual and national character.
      - [Native Land]

We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.
      - [Adaptation]

Your people, sir, is nothing but a great beast.
      - [People]


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