Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton Quotes

  • ''A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.''
    Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804), U.S. statesman. Letter, April 30, 1781 (1789-1795). Later, as secretary of the treasury, Hamilton sponsored legislation to pay off the debt of the Continental Congress, and to charter the short-lived Bank of the United States.
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  • ''In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.''
    Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804), U.S. statesman. The Federalist, no. 1 (1787-1788).

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