Momentary Passions and Fatal Precedents

Liberty Letters, Alexander Hamilton

Nothing is more common than for a free people, in times of heat and violence, to gratify momentary passions, by letting into the government, principles and precedents which afterwards prove fatal to themselves.


Source: Alexander Hamilton and the Founding of the Nation, p. 462.


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