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    No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: world  blood 
     
    Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: fear  people  moment 
     
    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.
    — Andrew Jackson
    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
    tags: men  danger  worth 
     
    The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: bible 
     
    I've got big shoes to fill. This is my chance to do something. I have to seize the moment.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: chance  moment 
     
    There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: pleasure  fun 
     
    Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: time  action  thinking 
     
    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
    tags: control  spirit 
     
    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
    tags: battle 
     
    Nullification means insurrection and war; and the other states have a right to put it down.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: right 
     
    It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: poor  mind 
     
    The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: men  equality  wisdom 
     
    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
    tags: power  patriotic 
     
    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
    Mr. Van Buren, your friends may be leaving you but my friends never leave me.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: friends 
     
    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
    tags: men  believe  right  worth 
     
    The Supreme Court has made its decision, now let them enforce it.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: decision 
     
    Every man is equally entitled to protection by law. But when the laws undertake to add... artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges-to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful- the humble members of society-the farmers, mechanics, and laborers, who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their government.
    — Andrew Jackson
    I have never in my life seen a Kentuckian who didn't have a gun, a pack of cards, and a jug of whiskey.
    — Andrew Jackson
    Go to the Scriptures... the joyful promises it contains will be a balsam to all your troubles.
    — Andrew Jackson
    Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: peace  blood 
     
    I was born for a storm and a calm does not suit me.
    — Andrew Jackson
    John Calhoun, if you secede from my nation I will secede your head from the rest of your body.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: body 
     
    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
    I am one of those who do not believe that a national debt is a national blessing, but rather a curse to a republic; inasmuch as it is calculated to raise around the administration a moneyed aristocracy dangerous to the liberties of the country.
    — Andrew Jackson
    You are a den of vipers. I intend to rout you out and by the Eternal God I will rout you out. If the people only understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system, there would be a revolution before morning.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: people  god  revolution  money 
     
    The brave man, inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts her in the hour of danger.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: men  danger  worth 
     
    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.
    — Andrew Jackson
    After eight years as President I have only two regrets: that I have not shot Henry Clay or hanged John C. Calhoun.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: year 
     
    It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
    — Andrew Jackson
    One man with courage makes a majority.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: men  courage  majority 
     
    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
    tags: right  worth 
     
    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 person and property, liberty of conscience, and of the press, it will be worth defending.
    — Andrew Jackson
    I have always been afraid of banks.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: afraid 
     
    Finally, it is my most fervent prayer to that Almighty Being before whom I now stand, and who has kept us in His hands from the infancy of our Republic to the present day, that He will so overrule all my intentions and actions and inspire the hearts of my fellow-citizens that we may be preserved from dangers of all kinds and continue forever a united and happy people.
    — Andrew Jackson
    Heaven will be heaven only if my wife is there.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: wife  heaven 
     
    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
    tags: soul  sacred 
     
    The great can protect themselves, but the poor and humble require the arm and shield of the law.
    — Andrew Jackson
    tags: law  poor 
     
    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
    tags: power  law  government 
     
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