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Alexander Hamilton
1757 - 1804

American political activist, delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention in 1787, major author (with James Madison and John Jay) of the Federalist Papers, first secretary of the Treasury of the United States (1789-95)

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If we incline too much to democracy, we shall soon turn into a monarchy or some other form of dictatorship.

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We are now forming a republican government. Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate government.

Jun. 26, 1787 - from "Debates of the Federal Convention"
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.

1798 - from The Listener