Andrew Jackson - Old Hickory

7th president of the United States: 1829-1837

Action Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.

As Long As.... "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." Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) 7th US President

Bankers "You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the grace of the Eternal God, will rout you out." Andrew Jackson Source: upon evicting a delegation of international bankers from the Oval Office Andrew.Jackson.Quote.B23C

Bible The Bible is the rock on which our Republic rests.

Blood No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.

Central Bank 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.


Danger From Within "From the earliest ages of history to the present day there have never been thirteen millions of people associated in one political body who enjoyed so much freedom and happiness as the people of these United States. You have no longer any cause to fear dangers from abroad ... It is from within, among yourselves - from cupidity, from corruption, from disappointed ambition and inordinate thirst for power - that factions will be formed and liberty endangered ... " -- Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) 7th US President

Debt 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. Andrew Jackson Source: Letter to T. H. Colman, April 26, 1824

Do It Yourself Never sue for assault or slander, settle them cases yourself. Andrew Jackson Source:Wit and Wisdom Of The Presidents

Duty 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.

Elevate Elevate those guns a little lower.

Executive Power 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

Fear Never take counsel of your fear

Federal Union Our federal Union: it must be preserved. - toast given at the Jefferson Birthday celebration in 1830

Fun There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.

Man Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.

Money "If Congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was given to be used by themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations." Andrew Jackson

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

Rachel Jackson A being so gentle, so virtuous, slander might wound but could not dishonor. Andrew Jackson Source:Lash, Eleanor:The years Alone, pp 174

Rich It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes.

Sailing With Jackson You are uneasy, . . . you never sailed with me before, I see. - Parton's Life of Jackson (vol. III, p. 493)

Spelling It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.

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

Wife Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.

Jackson's Inaugural addresses and State of the Unions

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