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Famous Andrew Jackson Quotes and Sayings

Written by QuotesLyfe | Updated on: September 17, 2021

         

Famous Andrew Jackson Quotes and Sayings

In this article, we present to you some of the famous Andrew Jackson Quotes on Common Man, Democracy and More with their meaning.

Andrew Jackson, an American soldier, and statesman also served as the seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837. This people's president destroyed the Second Bank of the United States, founded the Democratic Party. 

As a general, Andrew Jackson made quick, decisive actions. In the war of 1812, General Jackson surprised the world with his victories. His military tactics impressed the citizens, made him the new American hero, and paved the way for his revolutionary ideas. Him winning New Orleans put Jackson in a spot to stand up as president in the White House.

During his presidency, Jackson laid the foundation for democracy, paid off the huge debts, gained new lands for America, strengthened foreign relationships globally, and issued a new currency. His decision-making capabilities, action-first mentality, and the will to stand up for the common man's rights are the qualities that distinguish him from other presidents.

Jackson has appeared on U.S. banknotes in 1869. His reputation has suffered since the 1970s, largely due to his role in Native American removal. As a slave-owner himself, Jackson opposed policies that would have outlawed slavery. His decision-making capabilities, action-first mentality, and the will to stand up for the common man's rights are the qualities that distinguish him from other presidents.

It is a sad fact that the rich and powerful too often bend the rules of government to their own selfish purposes. 

The people who decide the rules and regulations is the government. If the government is not sincere in its work, it is easy for the rich and deceitful people to bribe the government. They use the government's power to favour them and complete their heinous acts as per their convenience. Below are some of the famous Andrew Jackson Quotes.

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

It is okay to make late decisions. To think about every aspect before deciding. But once you are done with the decision making it is important to execute it properly. The execution should be done seamlessly without any doubt in mind.

One man with courage makes a majority.

To show courage even when you are alone is more important than following a herd of wrong people. Being on the right side of history is more important than being on the majority.

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

Peace is more important than any war. But to maintain peace or even attain it in the first place, war is necessary. People in power create a vast difference and tend to push the general public from their liberties. At such a time, to revolt is more important than preserving your peace. Choosing peace over a lack of liberties and rights is a sign of stupidity. In order to survive and take what is rightfully our, war is necessary. 

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 spirit of fighting is more important than being of use. A worthless brave person is more crucial than a worthful coward. Cowards have a tendency to run at first sight of trouble. Hence even if they are intelligent or smart, their knowledge would be of no use at times of difficulty. Therefore braveness proves to overcome smartness in difficult times.

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You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessings.

To achieve anything, there is always a price to pay. Be it opportunities or blessings you always have to earn them. Be it hard work, goodwill, money, or talent; anything can barter blessings or opportunity.

I was born for a storm and a calm does not suit me.

Someone who has leadership qualities and is made to revolt the wrong will never be able to stay calm. The anger that agitates a revolution and is necessary for it cannot be generated by a calm person or someone at peace. Someone who is born to be a storm would never be comfortable being at peace. Someone who cannot tolerate the wrong can never be able to ignore it.

Our Union: It must be preserved.

To stand against the wrong, unity is very important. Individual sticks can be broken, but a bundle of sticks is difficult to break. Similarly, it is easier to ignore an individual's voice, but it is difficult to miss when thousands of people scream. 

I've got big shoes to fill. This is my chance to do something. I have to seize the moment.

Opportunities rarely knock on our doors. But when they do, it is crucial to snatch it. Once you are given a position of power, it is necessary to perform your duties properly. The trust that people put in us while giving us that power should never be broken.  

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

Even if it's the best place to be if it doesn't have your loved ones, then that place is no different than hell. Even if it is heaven, it wouldn't feel like one. Being surrounded by love and loved ones is so much more important than any comforts of the world. 

Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defence and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it. 

When you are defending your country, you are doing yourself a favour also. Because your country will protect you in turn. Every good citizen will not step aside when it's time to take a stand.  

Disunion by force is treason.

To break a union against their will by force is a betrayal against one's country. Every country gives its citizens freedom of speech or to form a union. To break these unions in the name of patriotism is to curb someone's freedom which is considered treason.

Corporations have neither bodies to kick, nor souls to damn.

Big corporations do not care if their workers have minimum wage or if they have proper health care. The only thing that matters to them is their profit. Beyond profits, they refuse to see anything as a human. They behave as if they don't have the heart to emote. Hence they don't care about anybody or even a single soul.

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.

Death never differentiates between the young or old, the rich or poor, or the sick and healthy. When your time comes, death will approach you and nothing can delay that. The only thing in our hands is to live whatever life we have in our hands to the full extent. To not die before your death, not just to survive but to live.

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

Having nothing to do in your hands will drive you to boredom. It gives us a hollow feeling of being useless or not needed in the world. This feeling is not good for our self-esteem. If we have work to do, our mind is preoccupied. Then it doesn't matter if we are doing it or not. We feel useful as we are deemed worthy of contributing to society.

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

 The people who decide the rules and regulations is the government. If the government is not sincere in its work, it is easy for the rich and deceitful people to bribe the government. They use the government's power to favour them and complete their heinous acts at their convenience.

But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.

Being vigilant and being aware of one's rights is the only way to secure your rights. These rights will be liberating. Knowing about your rights leads to fighting for them, taking a stand agaist those who put restrictions on our rights.

The great can protect themselves, but the poor and humble require the arm and shield of the law.

The rich or powerful have ways to bend the rules their way. But the poor don't have these privileges with them. The only law that is not altered to favour the rich can protect them and bring them their rights.

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

People in power can mislead the people. It is easy to change their perspective by setting up a false narrative. But it is possible to delude them, not to corrupt them from inside. How a person is, cannot be changed, even misinformation or even by provoking them.

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.

With power comes selfishness. Once you achieve something, the greed to need more arises. This need leads to misuse of the power you already have. This greed also leads to government officials becoming corrupt. And this corruption, in turn, takes away the rights of the common man.

When you get in debt you become a slave.

Debt tends to hound you almost all your life. You spend your entire life thinking about how to clear your debts. This worry tends to eat you alive. And ultimately, you become a slave of the corporation where you are indebted.


         

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