Andrew Jackson Quotes

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.

21st September, 1814. Proclamation to the people of Louisiana from Mobile.

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.

8th January, 1815. To troops who had abandoned their lines during the battle of New Orleans.

Our Federal Union! It must be preserved!

1830. Toast at Jefferson Birthday Celebrations.

Every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add … artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society – the farmers, mechanics, and laborers – who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their government.

10th July, 1832. Veto of the Bank Bill.

Each public officer who takes an oath to support the constitution swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others.

10th July, 1832. Veto of the Bank Bill.

There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does it rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing.

10th July, 1832. Veto of the Bank Bill.

One man with courage make a majority.


You are uneasy; you never sailed with me before, I see.

‘Life of Jackson’ by James Parton. Vol 3, Ch 35.