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37 Stupendous Andrew Jackson Quotes

Andrew Jackson was an American soldiers and statesman that later went on and became the President of the United States. Jackson was the founder of the Democratic Party. He sought to fight against the corruption of aristocracy and focus on preserving the Union. Here is a look at the most formidable Andrew Jackson quotes ever recorded.

“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.”

“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.”

“As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of person and property, liberty of conscience, and of the press, it will be worth defending.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Go to the Scriptures… the joyful promises it contains will be a balsam to all your troubles.”

“Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.”

“I am fearful that the paper system will ruin the state. Its demoralizing effects are already seen and spoken of everywhere. I therefore protest against receiving any of that trash.”

“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.”

“I have never in my life seen a Kentuckian who didn’t have a gun, a pack of cards, and a jug of whiskey.”

“I was born for a storm and a calm does not suit me.”

“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.”

“If congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was given them to use themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations.”

“Internal improvement and the diffusion of knowledge, so far as they can be promoted by the constitutional acts of the Federal Government, are of high importance.”

“It is a damn poor mind indeed which can’t think of at least two ways to spell any word.”

“It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.”

“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.”

“One man with courage makes a majority.”

“Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.”

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”

“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.”

“The great can protect themselves, but the poor and humble require the arm and shield of the law.”

“The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.”

“The Supreme Court has made its decision, now let them enforce it.”

“The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.”

“There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.”

“There are only two things I can’t give up; one is coffee and the other is tobacco.”

“There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.”

“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.”

“This spirit of mob-law is becoming as great an evil as a servile war.”

“War is a blessing compared with national degradation.”

“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.”

“When you get in debt you become a slave.”

“You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out.”

“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.”

“You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.”

Here is a mini bio of Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States. He was most known for his representation of the rights of the common man. He set the pathway to what later became the modern Democratic Party.

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