Top 20 Andrew Jackson Quotes
Elevate those guns a little lower.
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.
I have never in my life seen a Kentuckian who didn't have a gun, a pack of cards, and a jug of whiskey.
Desperate courage makes one a majority.
|DESPERATE COURAGE MAKES ONE A MAJORITY.|
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.
John Calhoun, if you secede from my nation I will secede your head from the rest of your body.
I have accustomed myself to receive with respect the opinions of others but always take the RESPONSIBILITY of deciding for myself.
It's a darn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.
|IT'S A DARN POOR MIND THAT CAN ONLY THINK OF ONE WAY TO SPELL A WORD.|
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.
The bank, Mr. Van Buren, is trying to kill me, but I will kill it.
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.
Our Federal Union – It Must Be Preserved.
|OUR FEDERAL UNION – IT MUST BE PRESERVED.|
It is an infirmity of our nature to mingle our interests and prejudices with the operation of our reasoning powers, and attribute to the objects of our likes and dislikes qualities they do not possess and effects they can not produce.
You are uneasy; you’ve never sailed with me before, I see.
PEACE, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.
One man with courage makes a majority.
|ONE MAN WITH COURAGE MAKES A MAJORITY.|
Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out, and by the Eternal, (bringing his fist down on the table) I will rout you out!
You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
When I have Suffered sufficiently, the Lord will then take me to himself.
|WHEN I HAVE SUFFERED SUFFICIENTLY, THE LORD WILL THEN TAKE ME TO HIMSELF.|