Andrew Jackson Quotes (90 quotes)
“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.”
To troops who had abandoned their lines during the Battle of New Orleans (8 January 1815).
“The decision of the Supreme court has fell still born, and they find that it cannot coerce Georgia to yield to its mandate.”
Letter (7 April 1832) on the ruling in Worcester v. Georgia.
“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.”
Farewell Address, (4 March 1837), recalling what, by then, had reached the status of a proverb.
“The great can protect themselves, but the poor and humble require the arm and shield of the law.”
Toast at Jefferson Day dinner, 13 April 1830. Later, Jackson added the word 'Federal" in the published version of his toast: "Our Federal Union: It must be preserved."
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAndrew Jackson
Born: March 15, 1767
Died: June 8, 1845 (aged 78)
Bio: Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States. Based in frontier Tennessee, Jackson was a politician and army general who defeated the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, and the British at the Battle of New Orleans.