Andrew Jackson Quotes
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.
Letter to William B. Lewis (December 28, 1841)
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.
Distinctions in society will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions.
Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred.
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.
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.
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.