Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Alexander Hamilton (17551804)
The history of human conduct does not warrant that exalted opinion of human virtue which would make it wise in a nation to commit interests of so delicate and momentous a kind as those which concern its intercourse with the rest of the world to the sole disposal of a magistrate, created and circumstanced, as would be a President of the United States.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON, The Federalist, ed. Benjamin F. Wright, no. 75, p. 477 (1961).