War is a blessing compared with national degradation.

Nullification means insurrection and war and the other states have a right to put it down.

Andrew Jackson War Quotes

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.

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.

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 Power Quotes

Peace above all things is to be desired but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.

Andrew Jackson Peace Quote

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.

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 Great Quotes

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.

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.

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.

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

There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.

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.

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 Government Quotes

Fear not the people may be deluded for a moment but cannot be corrupted.

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 Fear Quotes

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

Andrew Jackson Equality Quote

One man with courage makes a majority.

Andrew Jackson Courage Quote

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 Business Quote