Andrew Jackson – the 7th President of the United States, served between 1829 and 1837. He was a lawyer, general, and statesman. In addition to serving as President, Jackson was a general in the United States Army and a member of the U.S. Congress. He was born on March 15, 1767, and died on June 8, 1845, at the age of 78.
Discover 17 Amazing Quotes By Andrew Jackson
1. 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.
2. There is nothing that I shudder at more than the idea of a separation of the Union. Should such an event ever happen, which I fervently pray God to avert, from that date, I view our liberty gone.
3. The safety of the republic being the supreme law, and Texas having offered us the key to the safety of our country from all foreign intrigues and diplomacy, I say accept the key… and bolt the door at once.
4. 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.
5. The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.
6. Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.
7. Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
11. The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer… form the great body of the people of the United States. They are the bone and sinew of the countrymen who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.
12. Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
13. Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.
14. To the victors belong the spoils.
15. The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests.
16. You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.
17. I have always been afraid of banks.