Andrew Jackson quotes

  • One man with courage makes a majority.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Business #Men #Majority

  • The brave man, inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts her in the hour of danger.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Country #4th Of July #Men

  • I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Country #Patriotic #Successful

  • There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Patriotic #Government #Evil

  • Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Wife #Heaven #My Wife

  • There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness... The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Mom #Mother #Memories

  • The bold effort the present (central) bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Fate #Government #People

  • You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessings.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Blessing #Addiction #Wish

  • There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Rain #4th Of July #Blessing

  • It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Powerful #Selfish #Patriotic

  • I am one of those who do not believe that a national debt is a national blessing, but rather a curse to a republic; inasmuch as it is calculated to raise around the administration a moneyed aristocracy dangerous to the liberties of the country.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Country #Believe #Blessing

  • Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Patriotic #Blood #Sometimes

  • Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Believe #4th Of July #Men

  • Freemasonry is an institution calculated to benefit mankind.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Benefits #Masonic #Institutions

  • But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Military #Blessing #People

  • The great can protect themselves, but the poor and humble require the arm and shield of the law.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Humble #Law #Arms

  • You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Presidential #Thieves #Vipers

  • Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges... which are employed altogether for their benefit.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Spring #Historical #Benefits

  • From the earliest ages of history to the present day there have never been thirteen millions of people associated in one political body who enjoyed so much freedom and happiness as the people of these United States. You have no longer any cause to fear dangers from abroad ... It is from within, among yourselves - from cupidity, from corruption, from disappointed ambition and inordinate thirst for power - that factions will be formed and liberty endangered ...
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Ambition #People #Political

  • I have never in my life seen a Kentuckian who didn't have a gun, a pack of cards, and a jug of whiskey.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Gun #Jugs #Cards

  • Live within your means, never be in debt, and by husbanding your money you can always lay it out well. But when you get in debt you become a slave. Therefore I say to you never involve yourself in debt, and become no man's surety.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Mean #Rainy Day #Men

  • Finally, it is my most fervent prayer to that Almighty Being before whom I now stand, and who has kept us in His hands from the infancy of our Republic to the present day, that He will so overrule all my intentions and actions and inspire the hearts of my fellow-citizens that we may be preserved from dangers of all kinds and continue forever a united and happy people.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Prayer #Heart #Hands

  • Elevate those guns a little lower.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Patriotic #Gun #Littles

  • To the victors belong the spoils.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Military #Spoil

  • Do they think that I am such a damned fool as to think myself fit for President of the United States? No, sir; I know what I am fit for. I can command a body of men in a rough way, but I am not fit to be President.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Real #Men #Thinking

  • [The Bible] is the rock on which our Republic rests.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Bible #God #Religious

  • Every man is equally entitled to protection by law. But when the laws undertake to add... artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges—to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful— the humble members of society—the farmers, mechanics, and laborers, who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their government.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Powerful #Humble #Mean

  • Freemasonry is a moral order, instituted by virtuous men, with the praiseworthy design of recalling to our remembrance the most sublime truths, in the midst of the most innocent and social pleasures, founded on liberality, brotherly love and charity.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Men #Order #Remembrance

  • You are a den of vipers. I intend to rout you out and by the Eternal God I will rout you out. If the people only understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system, there would be a revolution before morning.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Morning #People #Historical

  • Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Country #Giving #Risk

  • The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Government #People #Agents

  • All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Independent #Rights #Citizens

  • Unless you become more watchful in your states and check the spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that...the control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Hands #Over You #Corporations

  • Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #People #Perfect #Missions

  • War is a blessing compared with national degradation.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #War #Blessing #Degradation

  • There is nothing that I shudder at more than the idea of a separation of the Union. Should such an event ever happen, which I fervently pray God to avert, from that date I view our liberty gone.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Views #Ideas #Liberty

  • When death comes, he respects neither age nor merit. He sweeps from the earthly existence the sick and the strong, the rich and the poor, and should teach us to live to be prepared for death.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Death #Strong #Sick

  • I say to you never involve yourself in debt, and become no man's surety.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Men #Debt

  • If they [Mexicans] touch the hair of the head of one of our citizens, tell him [Commodore Dallas] to batter down and destroy their town and exterminate the inhabitants from the face of the earth!
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Hair #Dallas #Citizens

  • The Constitution and the laws are supreme and the Union indissoluble.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Law #Unions #Constitution

  • The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage; and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Strong #Hands #People

  • Thomas Paine needs no monument made with hands; he has erected a monument in the hearts of all lovers of liberty.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Heart #Hands #Atheism

  • The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer...form the great body of the people of the United States they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Country #Men #Rights

  • The authority of the Supreme Court must not be permitted to control the Congress or the Executive when acting in their legislative capacities, but to have only such influence as the force of their reasoning may deserve.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Acting #May #Influence

  • The Judas of the West has closed the contract and will receive the thirty pieces of silver. . . . Was there ever witnessed such a bare faced corruption in any country before?
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Country #Pieces #West

  • I was born for a storm and a calm does not suit me.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Storm #Doe #Suits

  • It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Law #Practice #Government

  • I would sincerely regret, and which never shall happen whilst I am in office, a military guard around the President.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Regret #Military #Office

  • I have always been afraid of banks.
    -- Andrew Jackson

  • Never for a moment believe that the great body of the citizens of any State or States can deliberately intend to do wrong. They may, under the influence of temporary excitement or misguided opinions, commit mistakes; they may be misled for a time by the suggestions of self-interest; but in a community so enlightened and patriotic as the people of the United States argument will soon make them sensible of their errors, and when convinced they will be ready to repair them.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Mistake #Believe #Patriotic

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