Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton.
BornJanuary 11, 1755
Nevis, British West Indies
DiedJuly 12, 1804
New York, New York
American statesman. Aide-de-camp to General George Washington during the American Revolution. Primary author of The Federalist, published serially in newspapers with James Madison and John Jay under the name Publius. First Secretary of the Treasury. Mortally wounded in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr in Weehawken, New Jersey, on July 11, 1804.

The repository contains two quotes from Alexander Hamilton.


Money is an essential ingredient to happiness in this world.


Our great error is that we suppose mankind more honest than they are.