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Alexander Hamilton
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"Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal. "
 
"Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty. "
 
"The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right. "
 
"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."
 
"Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have is this. When I have a subject in mind. I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it... the effort which I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought."
 
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