Browse Quotes by Topic:


Featured Authors:

Abraham Lincoln
Albert Einstein
Ambrose Bierce
Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Franklin
Carl Sandburg
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Francis Bacon
Friedrich Nietzsche
George Bernard Shaw
George Eliot
George Washington
Henry Ford
Mark Twain
Oscar Wilde
William Shakespeare

Andrew Jackson quotes (50)

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   Category:

Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

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   Category:

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   Category:

Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

Disunion by force is treason.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

Elevate those guns a little lower.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

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.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

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   Category:

Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

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

I am a Senator against my wishes and feelings, which I regret more than any other of my life.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

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.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

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   Category:

I have always been afraid of banks.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

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   Category:

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

I've got big shoes to fill. This is my chance to do something. I have to seize the moment.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

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   Category:

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   Category:

It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

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

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   Category:

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   Category:

Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
Andrew Jackson   Category: Power

Mr. Van Buren, your friends may be leaving you but my friends never leave me.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

Never take counsel of your fears.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

Nullification means insurrection and war; and the other states have a right to put it down.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

One man with courage makes a majority.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

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   Category:

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

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

The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

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

The Constitution and the laws are supreme and the Union indissoluble.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

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   Category:

The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.
Andrew Jackson   Category: Government

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   Category:

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.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
Andrew Jackson   Category: Equality

There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

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   Category:

To the victors belong the spoils.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

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   Category:

War is a blessing compared with national degradation.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

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.
Andrew Jackson   Category:

You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.
Andrew Jackson   Category: