"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Andrew Jackson on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Andrew Jackson on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Andrew Jackson on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Andrew Jackson on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Andrew Jackson on Thomas Paine
"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."
"One man with courage makes a majority."
"The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality."
"Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted."
"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."