"The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power."

-- Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, 1775

 
 
"In disquisitions of every kind there are certain primary truths, or first principles, upon which all subsequent reasoning must depend."

-- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 31, 1788

 
 
"It is a singular advantage of taxes on articles of consumption that they contain in their own nature a security against excess. They prescribe their own limit, which cannot be exceeded without defeating the end purposed -- that is, an extension of the revenue." 

--Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 21

 
 
"The instruments, by which [government] must act, are either the authority of the Laws or force. If the first be destroyed, the last must be substituted; ... and where this becomes the ordinary instrument of government, there is an end to liberty."

--Alexander Hamilton

 
 
"There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism."

-- Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, 1775

 
 
_“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”

-- Alexander Hamilton