15 "Hamilton" Quotes To Keep You Working Hard

15 "Hamilton" Quotes To Keep You Working Hard

"Can I be real a second for just a millisecond?"
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If you have yet to listen to the king of Broadway's magical music from "Hamilton," let me do you a solid and give you a few reasons why you should. This hip-hop opera is well worth the purchase on iTunes, but it also available for streaming on Spotify.

The show follows the life and trying times of a Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton, before, during and after the Revolutionary War. The casting of the show is quite progressive as well. The Founding Fathers, war heroes, and icons of this time period in America are all played by actors of color. If that isn't enough awesome for you (which I really hope it is and this is just icing on the awesome cake), the lyrics are incredibly inspirational. Some are insanely deep, some make you cry, some make you laugh, all of them give you goosebumps. Here are just a few quotes from the characters in the musical to keep you working hard:

1. "There's a million things I haven't done, but just you wait" - Alexander Hamilton.

Work hard and show the world what you can do.

2. "History has its eyes on you." - George Washington.

3. "The world has no right to my heart." - Eliza Schuyler Hamilton.

You owe the world nothing except what you plan to give.

4. "You have no control: who lives, who dies, who tells your story." - George Washington.

5. "Death doesn't discriminate between the sinners and the saints, it takes (and it takes and it takes)." - Aaron Burr.

6. "You want a revolution, I want a revelation." - Angelica Schuyler.

Your opinion matters.

7. "Let me be part of the narrative in the story they will write some day." - Eliza Schuyler Hamilton.

8. "Dying is easy, living is harder." - George Washington.

9. "Look at where you are, look at where you started" -Eliza Schuyler Hamilton.

Always remember to take a step back and remember how far you've come.

10. "If you stand for nothing, what will you fall for?" - Alexander Hamilton.


11. "I am the one thing in life I can control. I am inimitable. I am an original." - Aaron Burr.

12. "Legacy. What is legacy? It's planting seeds in a garden you never get to see." - Alexander Hamilton.


13. "Forgiveness, can you imagine?" - Angelica Schuyler.

14. "If there is a reason ... I'm willing to wait for it." - Aaron Burr.

15. "When you're gone, who remembers your name?" - Aaron Burr.


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I often hear a lot of people complaining about their step-parents and wondering why they think that they have any authority over them. Although I know that everyone has different situations, I will be the first to admit that I am beyond blessed to have a step dad. Yep, I said it. My life wouldn't be the same that it is not without him in it. Let me tell you why I think step dads are the greatest things since sliced bread.

1. They will do anything for you, literally.

My stepdad has done any and every thing for me. From when I was little until now. He was and still is my go-to. If I was hungry, he would get me food. If something was broken, he would fix it. If I wanted something, he would normally always find a way to get it. He didn't spoil me (just sometimes), but he would make sure that I was always taken care of.

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2. Life lessons.

Yup, the tough one. My stepdad has taught me things that I would have never figured out on my own. He has stood beside me through every mistake. He has been there to pick me up when I am down. My stepdad is like the book of knowledge: crazy hormonal teenage edition. Boy problems? He would probably make me feel better. He just always seemed to know what to say. I think that the most important lesson that I have learned from my stepdad is: to never give up. My stepdad has been through three cycles of leukemia. He is now in remission, yay!! But, I never heard him complain. I never heard him worry and I never saw him feeling sorry for himself. Through you, I found strength.

3. He loved me as his own.

The big one, the one that may seem impossible to some step parents. My stepdad is not actually my stepdad, but rather my dad. I will never have enough words to explain how grateful I am for this man, which is why I am attempting to write this right now. It takes a special kind of human to love another as if they are their own. There had never been times where I didn't think that my dad wouldn't be there for me. It was like I always knew he would be. He introduces me as his daughter, and he is my dad. I wouldn't have it any other way. You were able to show me what family is.

So, dad... thanks. Thanks for being you. Thanks for being awesome. Thanks for being strong. Thanks for loving me. Thanks for loving my mom. Thanks for giving me a wonderful little sister. Thanks for being someone that I can count on. Thanks for being my dad.

I love you!

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