“I have thought it my duty to exhibit things as they are, not as they ought to be.” ~~ Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) Founding Father of the United States, first Secretary of the Treasury (under President George Washington), the founder of U.S. financial system, Father of the United States Coast Guard, and founder of The New York Post.
“There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism.” ~~ Alexander Hamilton
“Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.” ~~ Alexander Hamilton
“Vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty.” ~~ Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers
“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” ~~ Alexander Hamilton
“Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.” ~~ Alexander Hamilton