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Alexander Hamilton

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"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." Government 4.9 avg (10 votes)
"A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one!" Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (18 votes)
"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything." Morality 4.8 avg (72 votes)
"Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint." Government 4.3 avg (9 votes)
"A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing." Economics 4.3 avg (14 votes)
"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." Debate 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will." Miscellaneous 3.7 avg (3 votes)
"Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty." Age 2.8 avg (4 votes)


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