Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

American president (7th)

Lived from: 1767-1845

Category: Politics

Quotes: Andrew Jackson

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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.
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    Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Elevate those guns a little lower.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.
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    Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.
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    I am a Senator against my wishes and feelings, which I regret more than any other of my life.
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    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.
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    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.
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    I have always been afraid of banks.
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    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.
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