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The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation
by Andrew Jackson

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

Related topics: Equality

Never take counsel of your fears.
- Andrew Jackson

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

The people are the government, administering it by their agents;
they are the government,
the sovereign power.
- Andrew Jackson

 

Money is power, and in that government which pays all
the public officers of the states will all political
power be substantially concentrated.
- Andrew Jackson

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.
- Andrew Jackson

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

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Elevate those guns a little lower.
- Andrew Jackson

One man with courage makes a majority.
- Andrew Jackson

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.
- Andrew Jackson

There are no necessary evils in government.
Its evils exist only in its abuses.
- Andrew Jackson

The Constitution and the laws are supreme and the Union indissoluble.
- Andrew Jackson

I would sincerely regret, and which never shall happen whilst I am in office,
a military guard around the President.
- Andrew Jackson

The brave man inattentive to his duty,
is worth little more to his country than the coward
who deserts in the hour of danger.
- Andrew Jackson

You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.
- Andrew Jackson

Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.
- Andrew Jackson

Nullification means insurrection and war;
and the other states have a right to put it down.
- Andrew Jackson

War is a blessing compared with national degradation.
- Andrew Jackson

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

To the victors belong the spoils.
- Andrew Jackson

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.
- Andrew Jackson

All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing,
and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an
independent and virtuous Judiciary.
- Andrew Jackson

The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests.
- Andrew Jackson

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

Disunion by force is treason.
- Andrew Jackson

Mr. Van Buren, your friends may be leaving you but
my friends never leave me.
- Andrew Jackson

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

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

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

I have always been afraid of banks.
- Andrew Jackson

I am a Senator against my wishes and feelings,
which I regret more than any other of my life.
- Andrew Jackson

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

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.
- Andrew Jackson

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.
- Andrew Jackson

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.
- Andrew Jackson

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 defense and its
conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.
- Andrew Jackson

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.
- Andrew Jackson

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.
- Andrew Jackson

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.
- Andrew Jackson

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.
- Andrew Jackson

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.
- Andrew Jackson

In England the judges should have independence to protect
the people against the crown.
Here the judges should not be independent of the people,
but be appointed for not more than seven years.
The people would always re-elect the good judges.
- Andrew Jackson

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

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.
- Andrew Jackson

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.
- Andrew Jackson

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.
- Andrew Jackson

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.
- Andrew Jackson

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.
- Andrew Jackson

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.
- Andrew Jackson

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu


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