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#1. It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#2. You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#3. Give me a thousand Tennesseans, and I'll whip any other thousand men on the globe! - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#4. I've got big shoes to fill. This is my chance to do something. I have to seize the moment. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#5. No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#6. There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#7. 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. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#8. Although I could lament in the language and feelings of David for Absalom, I am constrained to say, peace to his manes. Let us weep for the living, and not for the dead. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#9. I was born for a storm and a calm does not suit me. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#10. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#11. Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#12. 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. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#13. If a warden sees cigarette litter being thrown from a car, they will take the number and trace the owner to send them a fine. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#14. To extraordinary powers of labor, both mental and physical, he unites that tact and judgement which are requisite to the successful direction of such an office as that of Chief Magistrate of a free people. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#15. To the victors belong the spoils. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#16. 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. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#17. The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#18. Heaven will be heaven only if my wife is there. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#19. The murderer only takes the life of the parent and leaves his character as a goodly heritage to his children, whilst the slanderer takes away his goodly reputation and leaves him a living monument to his children's disgrace. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#20. Thomas Paine needs no monument made with hands; he has erected a monument in the hearts of all lovers of liberty. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#21. You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#22. 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 a friend to her foe - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#23. 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. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#24. I would sincerely regret, and which never shall happen whilst I am in office, a military guard around the President. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#25. From his proceedings in Congress, he appears demented, and his actings and doings inspire my pity more than anger. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#26. One man with courage makes a majority. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#27. Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#28. You are a den of vipers. I intend to rout you out and by the Eternal God I will rout you out. If the people only understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system, there would be a revolution before morning. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#29. 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. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#30. When you get in debt you become a slave. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#31. When death comes, he respects neither age nor merit. He sweeps from the earthly existence the sick and the strong, the rich and the poor, and should teach us to live to be prepared for death. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#32. John Calhoun, if you secede from my nation I will secede your head from the rest of your body. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#33. I not only rejoice, but congratulate my beloved country Texas is reannexed, and the safety, prosperity, and the greatest interest of the whole Union is secured by this great and important national act. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#34. After eight years as President I have only two regrets: that I have not shot Henry Clay or hanged John C. Calhoun. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#35. Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#36. Nullification means insurrection and war; and the other states have a right to put it down. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#37. The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#38. 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. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#39. I was born for the storm, and a calm does not suit me. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#40. It's a darn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#41. Go to the Scriptures ... the joyful promises it contains will be a balsam to all your troubles. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#42. Freemasonry is an institution calculated to benefit mankind. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#43. I have never in my life seen a Kentuckian who didn't have a gun, a pack of cards, and a jug of whiskey. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#44. I find virtue to be found amongst the farmers of the country alone, not about courts, where courtiers dwell. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#45. 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. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#46. The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#47. 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. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#48. If they [Mexicans] touch the hair of the head of one of our citizens, tell him [Commodore Dallas] to batter down and destroy their town and exterminate the inhabitants from the face of the earth! - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#49. Internal improvement and the diffusion of knowledge, so far as they can be promoted by the constitutional acts of the Federal Government, are of high importance. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#50. 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. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#51. Oh, do not cry - be good children and we will all meet in heaven. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#52. I have only two regrets:
I didn't shoot Henry Clay and I didn't hang John C. Calhoun. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#53. The Judas of the West has closed the contract and will receive the thirty pieces of silver ... Was there ever witnessed such a bare faced corruption in any country before? - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#54. War is a blessing compared with national degradation. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#55. 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. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#56. Disunion by force is treason. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#57. I feel in the depths of my soul that it is the highest, most sacred, and most irreversible part of my obligation to preserve the union of these states, although it may cost me my life. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#58. 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. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#59. The bold effort the present (central) bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#60. 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. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#61. In a free government the demand for moral qualities should be made superior to that of talents. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#62. There are, perhaps, few men who can for any length of time enjoy office and power without being more or less under the influence of feelings unfavorable to the faithful discharge of their political duties. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#63. The hydra of corruption is only scotched, not dead. An investigation kills and it and its supporters dead. Let this be had. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#64. There are only two things I can't give up; one is coffee and the other is tobacco. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#65. Freemasonry is an establishment founded on the benevolent intention of extending and conferring mutual happiness upon the best and truest principles of moral life and social virtue. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#66. There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#67. I am one of those who do not believe that a national debt is a national blessing, but rather a curse to a republic; inasmuch as it is calculated to raise around the administration a moneyed aristocracy dangerous to the liberties of the country. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#68. The bank, Mr. Van Buren, is trying to kill me, but I will kill it. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#69. Mere precedent is a dangerous source of authority. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#70. I am fearful that the paper system will ruin the state. Its demoralizing effects are already seen and spoken of everywhere. I therefore protest against receiving any of that trash. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#71. I am now eased in my finances and replenished in my wardrobe. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#72. Toward the aborigines of the country no one can indulge a more friendly feeling than myself, or would go further in attempting to reclaim them from their wandering habits and make them a happy, prosperous people. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#73. Men do not get up and do mischief, without there is someone in the head of it. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#74. It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#75. Do they think that I am such a damned fool as to think myself fit for President of the United States? No, sir; I know what I am fit for. I can command a body of men in a rough way, but I am not fit to be President. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#76. The great can protect themselves, but the poor and humble require the arm and shield of the law. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#77. But as a war time president James Madison did not display dynamic leadership. Andrew Jackson acknowledged Madison " a great civilian," but declared " the mind of a philosopher could not dwell on blood and carnage with any composure," and judged his talents " not fitted for a stormy sea. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#78. The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#79. There goes a man made by the Lord Almighty and not by his tailor. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#80. Be good children, and we shall all meet in Heaven. I want to meet you all, white and black, in Heaven. Our Federal Union! It must be preserved! [Toast at a celebration of Thomas Jefferson's birthday, April 13 1830] - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#81. The President is the direct representative of the American people and is elected by the people and responsible to them. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#82. I do not forget that I am a mechanic. I am proud to own it. Neither do I forget that the apostle Paul was a tentmaker; Socrates was a sculptor; and Archimedes was a mechanic. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#83. When I have Suffered sufficiently, the Lord will then take me to himself - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#84. Perpetuity is stamped upon the Constitution by the blood of our fathers. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#85. 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 ... the control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#86. Mr. Van Buren, your friends may be leaving you but my friends never leave me. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#87. Temporize not! It is always injurious. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#88. 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. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#89. No free government can stand without virtue in the people, and a lofty spirit of partiotism. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#90. 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. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#91. Too much praise cannot be bestowed on those who managed my artillery. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#92. Their object is disunion. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#93. People are my religion/Because I believe in them. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#94. 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. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#95. 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. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#96. Freemasonry is a moral order, instituted by virtuous men, with the praiseworthy design of recalling to our remembrance the most sublime truths, in the midst of the most innocent and social pleasures, founded on liberality, brotherly love and charity. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#97. I say to you never involve yourself in debt, and become no man's surety. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#98. I do not promise to believe tomorrow exactly what I believe today, and I do not believe today exactly what I believed yesterday. I expect to make, as I have made, some honest progress within every succeeding twenty-four hours. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#99. His [the President's] earnest desire is, that you may perpetuated and preserved as a nation; and this he believes can only be doneand secured by your consent to remove to a country beyond the Mississippi ... Where you are, it is not possible you can live contented and happy. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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#100. 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. - Author: Andrew Jackson
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