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26 Best Andrew Jackson Quotes (DEMOCRATIC)

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Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
I was born for a storm and a calm does not suit me.
I was born for a storm and a calm does not suit me.
Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.
Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.
The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.
No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.
No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.

“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
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
After eight years as President I have only two regrets: that I have not shot Henry Clay or hanged John C. Calhoun.
After eight years as President I have only two regrets: that I have not shot Henry Clay or hanged John C. Calhoun.
When you get in debt you become a slave.
When you get in debt you become a slave.

16 Inspirational Andrew Jackson Quotes to Empower You

“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
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
The great can protect themselves, but the poor and humble require the arm and shield of the law.
The great can protect themselves, but the poor and humble require the arm and shield of the law.
To the victors belong the spoils.
To the victors belong the spoils.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.

“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
One man with courage makes a majority.
One man with courage makes a majority.
Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.
Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.
Never take counsel of your fears.
Never take counsel of your fears.
I've got big shoes to fill. This is my chance to do something. I have to seize the moment.
I’ve got big shoes to fill. This is my chance to do something. I have to seize the moment.
Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.
Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.
Mr. Van Buren, your friends may be leaving you but my friends never leave me.
Mr. Van Buren, your friends may be leaving you but my friends never leave me.

“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

“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

Andrew Jackson Short Biography

Born 15 March 1767 in the Waxhaws region (exact location unknown), United States, Andrew Jackson was an American soldier and the seventh president of the United States.

Originally hailing from Ireland, Jackson’s family migrated to the United States. His father died just before he was born, leaving his mother and two older brothers to raise him.

As a teenager, Jackson and his brothers became soldiers in the Revolutionary War. He and his brother Robert were captured and held as prisoners by the British Army, cementing his hatred for the British.

In 1784 he went on to study law under Spruce Macay, and three years later he joined the North Carolina state bar.

After some time, Jackson continued to practice law and became a landowner. In 1812 Jackson commanded U.S. troops to victory, defeating British-allied Indians claiming the land for America, now known to be Georgia and Alabama. He was appointed a major general for his military success.

Jackson ran for U.S. Senate in 1823, and in 1828 won the presidency over John Quincy Adams in a landslide.

One of his more notable achievements as president was his implementation of veto power, which he used in July 1832 when he vetoed the re-charter of the Second Bank of the United States due to the bank’s monopoly of power.

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