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Top 5 quotes from 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."
"A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one!"
"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."
"Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint."
"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."
Top 5 quotes from Economics
"Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it."
"It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own neccessities but of their advantages."
"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on the objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents."
"If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion."
"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
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