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Famous President Andrew Jackson Quotes

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


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


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


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


“I feel in the depths of my soul that it is the highest, most sacred, and most irreversible part of my obligation to preserve the union of these states, although it may cost me my life.”
-Andrew Jackson


“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


“If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.”
-Andrew Jackson


“In England the judges should have independence to protect the people against the crown. Here the judges should not be independent of the people, but be appointed for not more than seven years. The people would always re-elect the good judges.”
-Andrew Jackson


“One man with courage makes a majority.”
-Andrew Jackson


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


“Never take counsel of your fears.”
-Andrew Jackson


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


“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 persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.”
-Andrew Jackson


“I have always been afraid of banks.”
-Andrew Jackson


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


“Elevate those guns a little lower.”
-Andrew Jackson


“I’ve got big shoes to fill. This is my chance to do something. I have to seize the moment.”
-Andrew Jackson


“Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.”
-Andrew Jackson


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


“Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.”
-Andrew Jackson