Andrew Jackson was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh president of the United States. He became a national war hero after defeating the British in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. Famous Andrew Jackson quotes will broaden your perspective, make you wiser and provide a unique insight into his presidency.
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Famous Andrew Jackson Quotes
You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out.
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Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word.
I was born for the storm, and a calm does not suit me.
Peace, above all things, is to be desired; but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.
If Congress has the right under the constitution to issue paper money, it was given to them to be used by themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations.
One man with courage makes a majority.
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
Fun is having lots to do and not doing it.
I have always been afraid of banks.
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.
Inspirational Andrew Jackson Quotes
The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests.
Oh, do not cry. Be good children and we will all meet in heaven.
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 is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
Elevate those guns a little lower.
Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his government deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and a friend to her foe.
The safety of the republic being the supreme law, and Texas having offered us the key to the safety of our country from all foreign intrigues and diplomacy, I say accept the key and bolt the door at once.
The Judas of the West has closed the contract and will receive thirty pieces of silver. Has there ever witnessed such bare faced corruption in any country before?
I could not do otherwise without transcending the limits prescribed by the Constitution for the President, and without feeling that I might, in some degree, disturb the security which religion nowadays enjoys in this country in its complete separation from the political concerns of the general government.
Being satisfied from observation and experience, as well as from medical testimony, that ardent spirit as a drink is not only needless but hurtful; and that the entire disuse of it would tend to promote the health, the virtue, and the happiness of the community, we hereby express our convention that should the citizens of the United States, and especially all young men, discontinue entirely the use of it, they would not only promote their own personal benefit, but the good of our country and the world.
My political enemies I can freely forgive; but as for who abused me when I was serving my country in the field, and those who attacked me for serving my country—Doctor, that is a different case.
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.
I say to you, never involve yourself in debt, and become no man’s surety.
Heaven will be heaven only if my wife is there.
Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power, and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.
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.
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.
Amazing Andrew Jackson Quotes
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 countrymen who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.
The brave man inattentive to his duty is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger.
The Constitution and the laws are supreme, and the Union indissoluble.
Private property is held sacred in all good governments, and particularly in our own. Yet, shall the fear of invading it prevent a general from marching his army over a cornfield or burning a house which protects the enemy? A thousand other instances might be cited to show that laws must sometimes be silent when necessity speaks.
The great can protect themselves, but the poor and humble require the arm and shield of the law.
I consider, then, the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed by one state, incompatible with the existence of the Union, contradicted expressly by the letter of the Constitution, unauthorized by its spirit, inconsistent with every principle on which it was founded, and destructive of the great object for which it was formed.
This spirit of mob-law is becoming as great an evil as a servile war.
John Calhoun, if you secede from my nation I will secede your head from the rest of your body.
Perpetuity is stamped upon the Constitution by the blood of our fathers.
The hydra of corruption is only scotched, not dead. An investigation kills it and its supporters dead. Let this be had.
I am a Senator against my wishes and feelings, which I regret more than any other of my life.
Thomas Paine needs no monument made with hands; he has erected a monument in the hearts of all lovers of liberty.
We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government.
I am now eased in my finances and replenished in my wardrobe.
But you must remember, my fellow citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty.
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.
The Supreme Court has made its decision, now let them enforce it.
To the victors belong the spoils.
I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King; my republican feelings and principles forbid it; the simplicity of our system of government forbids it.
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.