Quotes by Andrew Jackson

We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government.
– Andrew Jackson
War is a blessing compared with national degradation.
– Andrew Jackson
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
– Andrew Jackson
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
– Andrew Jackson
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 country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.
– Andrew Jackson
The people are the government, administering it by their agents they are the government, the sovereign power.
– 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
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
Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.
– 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
One man with courage makes a majority.
– Andrew Jackson
Nullification means insurrection and war and the other states have a right to put it down.
– 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
Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges... which are employed altogether for their benefit.
– Andrew Jackson
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.
– 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 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
Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.
– Andrew Jackson
Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.
– Andrew Jackson
Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.
– Andrew Jackson