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Andrew Jackson Quotes

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

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. Distinctions in society will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth cannot be produced by human institutions. In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages 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

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

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

— Andrew Jackson

In a free government the demand for moral qualities should be made superior to that of talents.

— Andrew Jackson

Toward the aborigines of the country no one can indulge a more friendly feeling than myself, or would go further in attempting to reclaim them from their wandering habits and make them a happy, prosperous people.

— Andrew Jackson

[The Bible] is the rock on which our Republic rests.

— Andrew Jackson

Mere precedent is a dangerous source of authority.

— Andrew Jackson

The authority of the Supreme Court must not be permitted to control the Congress or the Executive when acting in their legislative capacities, but to have only such influence as the force of their reasoning may deserve.

— Andrew Jackson

I have only two regrets:
I didn't shoot Henry Clay and I didn't hang John C. Calhoun.

— Andrew Jackson

Thomas Paine needs no monument made with hands; he has erected a monument in the hearts of all lovers of liberty.

— Andrew Jackson

When the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.

— Andrew Jackson

I trust in due time to lay the perfidy, meanness, and wickedness of [Henry] Clay naked before the American people. I have lately got an intimation of some of his secret movements, which, if I can reach with positive and responsible proof, I will wield to his political, and perhaps his actual, destruction.

— Andrew Jackson

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