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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:468
AUTHOR:Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804)
QUOTATION:When occasions present themselves, in which the interests of the people are at variance with their inclinations, it is the duty of the persons whom they have appointed to be the guardians of those interests, to withstand the temporary delusion, in order to give them time and opportunity for more cool and sedate reflection.
ATTRIBUTION:ALEXANDER HAMILTON, The Federalist, ed. Benjamin F. Wright, no. 71, p. 459 (1961).
SUBJECTS:Duty
 
 
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