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Over 70 Of The Best Quotes From Hamilton The Musical

Alexander Hamilton was quite probably the most robust of the founding fathers. He continually wrote his way out of tricky situations and in many instances saved his own life with his writing. With such a penchant for using words to their fullest, it makes sense that Hamilton the Musical would have ample quotable moments. In true Hamilton style, the score for this musical includes a whopping fifty-two tunes, each as jam-packed with intricate verses as the last. The quotes below span from humorous to sad to heartwarming and we’re sure you’ll find many that apply to your life every day.
Dying is easy, young man, living is harder.
George Washington – “Right Hand Man
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There’s a million things I haven’t done, just you wait
Alexander Hamilton


I am the one thing in life I can control. I am inimitable, I am an original.
Burr, “Wait for It”

You forfeit all rights to my heart, You forfeit the place in our bed. You sleep in your office instead, With only the memories of when you were mine, I hope that you burn.
Eliza Hamilton, Burn

Most disputes die and no one shoots…..
Ten Duel Commandments
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The ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,
Got a lot farther by working a lot harder,
By being a lot smarter,
By being a self-starter.
“Alexander Hamilton,” by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

I am the one thing in life. I can control. I am inimitable. I am an original
Aaron Burr, Wait For It


I swear your pride will be the death of us all. Beware, it goeth before the fall.
Schuyler Defeated

You’ve married an Icarus. He’s flown too close to the sun.
Eliza (quoting Angelica) – “Burn”

Love doesn’t discriminate between the sinners and the saints.
Wait For It
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But my God, she looks so helpless, and her body’s saying, “hell, yes”.
Alexander Hamilton, Say No To This

I should I’m only nineteen but my mind is older. Gotta be my own man, like my father, but bolder. I shoulder his legacy with pride. I used to hear him say that someday I would—blow us all away.
Philip Hamilton + Ensemble, “Blow Us All Away”

God help and forgive me, I wanna build something that’s gonna outlive me. What do you want Burr?
Hamilton, “The Room Where It Happens”

How does Hamilton the short tempered Protean creator of the Coast Guard, Founder of the New York post ardently abuse his cabinet post and destroy his reputation? Welcome folks to the Adams Administration!
The Adams Administration

Tens of thousands of people flood the streets,
There are screams and church bells ringing
And as our fallen foes retreat,
We hear the drinking song they’re singing.
The world turned upside down.
“Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down),” by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Teach me how to say goodbye.
Alexander Hamilton, The World Was Wide Enough

I will send a fully armed battalion to remind you of my love! Da da da dat da dat da da da da ya da.
King George, You’ll Be Back


Helpless! Look into your eyes, and the sky’s the limit I’m helpless! Down for the count, and I’m drownin’ in ‘em….
Helpless

My sweet home, I wanna give you a kiss.
What Did I Miss

America, you great unfinished symphony, you sent for me. You let me make a difference. A place where even orphan immigrants can leave their fingerprints and rise up.
Hamilton, The World Was Wide Enough

Your debts are paid cuz you don’t pay for labor, “We plant seeds in the South. We create.” Yeah, keep ranting. We know who’s really doing the planting.
Alexander Hamilton, Cabinet Battle #1

I’m just like my country—I’m young, scrappy, and hungry, and I am not throwing away my shot.
Hamilton, “My Shot”

In New York, you can be a new man.
“Alexander Hamilton,” by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Raise a glass to Freedom,
Something they can never take away.
“The Story of Tonight,” by Lin-Manuel Miranda

We’ll fight up close, seize the moment and stay in it.
Hamilton, “Yorktown”

We push away what we can never understand. We push away the unimaginable.
Angelica Schuyler, Quiet Uptown

There’s a million things I haven’t done. Just you wait, just you wait.
Hamilton, “Satisfied”

They think me Macbeth, and ambition is my folly.
Take A Break

I have never agreed with Jefferson once. We have fought on like seventy-five different fronts. But when all is said and all is done, Jefferson has beliefs. Burr has none.
Hamilton, “The Election of 1800”

Hercules Mulligan I need no introduction. When you knock me down I get the F**K back up again.
Mulligan, “Yorktown”

And when my prayers to God were met with indifference, I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance.
Alexander Hamilton, Hurricane

Let’s show these Federalists what they’re up against…southern mother f*cking Democratic Republicans!
Washington On Your Side

You’re on your own. Awesome. Wow. Do you have a clue what happens now?
What Comes Next?

If you stand for nothing, Burr, what’ll you fall for?
Aaron Burr, Sir


How does a ragtag volunteer army in need of a shower somehow defeat a global superpower? How do we emerge victorious from the quagmire? Leave the battlefield waving Betsy Ross’ flag higher? Yo. Turns out we have a secret weapon, an immigrant you know and love who’s unafraid to step in. He’s constantly confusin’, confoundin’ the British henchmen— ev’ryone give it up for America’s favorite fighting Frenchman! Lafayette!
Burr, “Guns and Ships”

HAMILTON WROTE THE OTHER 51
Aaron Burr, Non Stop

know that we can win, I know that greatness lies in you. But remember from here on in, history has its eyes on you….
History Has Its Eyes On You

The plan is to fan this spark into a flame.
Hamilton, “My Shot”

When you got skin in the game, you stay in the game. But you don’t get a win unless you play in the game. Oh, you get love for it. You get hate for it. You get nothing if you…Wait for it, wait for it, wait!
Hamilton, “The Room Where It Happens”

Talk less, smile more. Don’t let them know what you’re against or what you’re for.
Burr – “Aaron Burr, Sir”

One last time, please relax, have a drink with me.
One Last Time

Now Hamilton’s skill with a quill is undeniable. But what do we have in common? We’re reliable with the ladies!
A Winter’s Ball

We’re finally on the field, we’ve had quite a run. Immigrants: we get the job done.
Hamilton and Lafayette, “Yorktown”

I never had a group of friends before, I promise that I’ll make y’all proud.
Hamilton, “My Shot”

He’s constantly confusin’, confoundin’ the British henchmen— ev’ryone give it up for America’s favorite fighting Frenchman! Lafayette!
Guns and Ships

And another thing, Mr. Age of Enlightenment—don’t lecture me about the war, you didn’t fight in it. You think I’m frightened of you man? We almost died in the trench while you were off gettin’ high with the French!
Hamilton, “Cabinet Battle #1”

You can write rhymes but you can’t write mine.
Take A Break

I may not live to see our glory, but I will gladly join the fight. And when our children tell our story, they’ll tell the story of tonight.
Hamilton, “The Story of Tonight”

No one really knows how the game is played, the art of the trade, how the sausage gets made. We just assume that it happens but no one else is in the room where it happens.
The Room Where It Happens

I know that we can win, I know that greatness lies in you. But remember from here on in, history has its eyes on you.
Washington, “History Has Its Eyes on You”

Everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree, And no one shall make them afraid.
George Washington, One Last Time

Legacy. What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.
Alexander Hamilton, The World Was Wide Enough

Even though we started at the very same time, Alexander Hamilton began to climb. How to account for his rise to the top? Man, the man is non-stop.
Burr, “Nonstop”

There would have been nothin’ left to do for someone less astute. He would’ve been dead or destitute without a cent of restitution. Started workin’, clerkin’ for his late mother’s landlord, tradin’ sugarcane and rum and all the things he can’t afford. Scammin’ for every book he can get his hands on, plannin’ for the future. See him now as he stands on the bow of a ship headed for a new land. In New York you can be a new man.
Aaron Burr, “Alexander Hamilton”

We gotta go, gotta get the job done, gotta start a new nation, gotta meet my son!
Hamilton, “Yorktown”

Will you relish being a poor man’s wife? Unable to provide for your life? // I relish being your wife. Look around, look around…
Alexander Hamilton / Eliza Hamilton That Would Be Enough


I don’t pretend to know the challenges we’re facing. I know there’s no replacing what we’ve lost and you need time. But I’m not afraid, I know who I married. Just let me stay here by your side. That would be enough.
Alexander Hamilton, “It’s Quiet Uptown”

I’ll never forget the first time I saw your face.
Satisfied

You want a revolution? I want a revelation. So listen to my declaration: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.” And when I meet Thomas Jefferson, I’m ‘a compel him to include women in the sequel!
Angelica Schuyler, “The Schuyler Sisters”

When you’re living on your knees, you rise up.
Tell your brother that he’s gotta rise up
Tell your sister that she’s gotta rise up
“My Shot,” by Lin-Manuel Miranda

But when you’re gone, who remembers your name? Who keeps your flame?
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

They are standing in the garden, Alexander by Eliza’s side. She takes his hand. It’s quiet uptown. Forgiveness. Can you imagine?
Angelica Schuyler, Quiet Uptown

I go to France for more funds, I come back with more guns and ships, and so the balance shifts.
Lafayette – “Guns and Ships”

We don’t need a legacy. We don’t need money. If I could grant you peace of mind….if you could let me inside your heart. Let me be a part of the narrative in the story they will write some day. Let this moment be the first chapter when you decide to stay.
That Would Be Enough

Burr I’d rather be divisive than indecisive. Drop the niceties.
Hamilton, “A Farmer Refuted”

When you smile, you know me out, I fall apart.
Dear Theodosia

Why do you write like you’re writing out of time?
Non Stop


We’ll get a little place in Harlem and we’ll figure it out.
Helpless

You will come of age with our young nation. We’ll bleed and fight for you. We’ll make it right for you. If we lay a strong enough foundation, we’ll pass it on to you. We’ll give the world to you.
Dear Theodosia

I’m past patiently waitin’. I’m passionately smashin’ every expectation. Every action’s an act of creation! I’m laughin’ in the face of casualties and sorrow. For the first time, I’m thinkin’ past tomorrow.
Alexander Hamilton, My Shot


When you said hi, I forgot my dang name.
Satisfied

Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now! History is happening in Manhattan and we just happen to be in the greatest city in the world.
The Schuyler Sisters, “The Schuyler Sisters”

I wrote my way out of hell. I wrote my way to revolution. I was louder than the crack in the bell. I wrote Eliza love letters until she fell. I wrote about The Constitution and defended it well. And in the face of ignorance and resistance, I wrote financial systems into existence. And when my prayers to God were met with indifference, I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance.
Hamilton, “Hurricane”

I was chosen for the Constitutional Conventional!
Alexander Hamilton, Non Stop

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