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