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Andrew Jackson Quotes


The seventh President of the United States (1829-1837), hero of the Battle of New Orleans (1815), a founder of the Democratic Party.
(1767 - 1845)

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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.
 

Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.
 

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 persons and of 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.
 

Corporations have neither bodies to kick nor souls to damn.
 

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.
 

Disunion by force is treason.
 

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.
 

Elevate those guns a little lower.
 

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.
 

Every good citizens 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.
 

Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.
 

Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.
[Wife]
 

I am a Senator against my wishes and feelings, which I regret more than any other of my life.
[Against]
 

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.
 

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.
 

I have always been afraid of banks.
 

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.
 

I will go to South Carolina and hang the first secessionist I see from the first tree I can reach.
 


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