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  One man with courage makes a majority.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  There are no necessary evils in government. Its evil exist only in its abuse.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  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
  

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

  I was born for the storm, and a calm does not suit me.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  If Congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was given them to use themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits granting exclusive privileges to none.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  Never take counsel of your fears.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  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
  

  Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  To the victors belong the spoils.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  War is a blessing compared with national degradation.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  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
  

  Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  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
  

  I have always been afraid of banks.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.  
 -  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
  

  Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.  
 -  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
  

  The Constitution and the laws are supreme and the Union indissoluble.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  I have got big shoes to fill. This is my chance to do something. I have to seize the moment.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  It is a damn poor mind indeed which cant think of at least two ways to spell any word.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  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 its 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
  

  The moment we engage in confederations, or alliances with any nation we may from that time date the downfall of our republic.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  It will be my sincere and constant desire to observe toward the Indian tribes within our limits a just and liberal policy, and to give that humane and considerate attention to their rights and their wants which is consistent with the habits of our Government and the feelings of our people.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  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 he control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  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
  

  The bank, Mr. Van Buren, is trying to kill me, but I will kill it.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  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
  

  Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  One man with courage makes a majority.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

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

  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
  

  The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  Never take counsel of your fears.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

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

  It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  I would sincerely regret, and which never shall happen whilst I am in office, a military guard around the President.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  I am a Senator against my wishes and feelings, which I regret more than any other of my life.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  I would sincerely regret, and which never shall happen whilst I am in office, a military guard around the President.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity of our system of government forbids it.  
 -  Andrew Jackson