Quote of the Day

We are not always sure that those who advocate the truth are influenced by purer principles than their antagonists. Ambition, avarice, personal animosity, party opposition, and many other motives not more laudable than these, are apt to operate as well upon those who support as those who oppose the right side of a question.

“We are not always sure that those who advocate the truth are influenced by purer principles than their antagonists. Ambition, avarice, personal animosity, party opposition, and many other motives not more laudable than these, are apt to operate as well upon those who support as those who oppose the right side of a question.” — Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 1, Independent Journal (1787-10-27)

Quote of the Day

So numerous indeed and so powerful are the causes which serve to give a false bias to the judgment, that we, upon many occasions, see wise and good men on the wrong as well as on the right side of questions of the first magnitude to society. This circumstance, if duly attended to, would furnish a lesson of moderation to those who are ever so much persuaded of their being in the right in any controversy.

“So numerous indeed and so powerful are the causes which serve to give a false bias to the judgment, that we, upon many occasions, see wise and good men on the wrong as well as on the right side of questions of the first magnitude to society. This circumstance, if duly attended to, would furnish a lesson of moderation to those who are ever so much persuaded of their being in the right in any controversy.” — Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 1, Independent Journal (1787-10-27)

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“Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals, for the most part governed by the impulse of passion.” — Alexander Hamilton

Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals, for the most part governed by the impulse of passion.

“Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals, for the most part governed by the impulse of passion.” — Alexander Hamilton, Letter To James A. Bayard (16 April 1802)