Alexander Hamilton's famous quote as it appears on the southeast facade of the new Justice Center being built in Downtown Nashville. Photograph by S-townMike.
It's a famous quotation, but it's actually by the prominent activist Wendell Phillips, who said it in a speech in Boston in January 1861. His first words after he said it were to quote something else from Federalist No. 51 that he thought Hamilton had written, but was in fact by James Madison.