The Federalist Papers are a collection of papers by James Madison and Alexander Hamilton that were prepared to promote the ratification of the US Constitution.

The Federalist Papers are essential reading for anybody interested in American politics, law, or history.

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When a people or family so divide, it never fails to be against themselves. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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Experience is the oracle of truth; and where its responses are unequivocal, they ought to be conclusive and sacred. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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Caution and investigation are a necessary armor against error and imposition. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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Divisions at home would invite dangers from abroad. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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If we are to be one Nation in any respect, it clearly ought to be in respect to other Nations. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

The spirit of commerce has a tendency to soften the manners of men, and to extinguish those inflammable humors which have so often kindled into wars. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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This word is composed of jus and dictio, juris dictio or a speaking and pronouncing of the law. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people each individual citizen everywhere enjoying the same national rights, privileges, and protection. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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Distrust naturally creates distrust, and by nothing is good will and kind conduct more speedily changed. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

The rights of neutrality will only be respected when they are defended by an adequate power. A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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A powerful, victorious ally is yet another name for master. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

Men of factious tempers, of local prejudices, or of sinister designs, may, by intrigue, by corruption, or by other means, first obtain the suffrages, and then betray the interests, of the people. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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It is the reason, alone, of the public, that ought to control and regulate the government. The passions ought to be controlled and regulated by the government. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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No man ought certainly to be a judge in his own cause, or in any cause in respect to which he has the least interest or bias. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires. But it could not be less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction, than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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Vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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It ought not to be forgotten that the demon of faction will, at certain seasons, extend his sceptre over all numerous bodies of men. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

A good Government implies two things: first, fidelity to the object of Government, which is the happiness of the People; secondly, a knowledge of the means by which that object can be best attained. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that nations in general will make war whenever they have a prospect of getting anything by it. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

A dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people, than under the forbidding appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of Government. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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There are men who, under any circumstances, will have the courage to do their duty at every hazard. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

An enlightened zeal for the energy and efficiency of government will be stigmatized, as the offspring of a temper fond of despotic power, and hostile to the principles of liberty. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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You must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

They are not at liberty to vest in the executive department permanent funds for the support of an army, if they were even incautious enough to be willing to repose in it so improper a confidence. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

The pride of states, as well as of men, naturally disposes them to justify all their actions, and opposes their acknowledging, correcting, or repairing their errors and offenses. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

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If men were angels, no government would be necessary. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).

The operations of the federal government will be most extensive and important in times of war and danger; those of the State governments, in times of peace and security. ~ Alexander Hamilton (The Federalist Papers).



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