"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."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Andrew Jackson on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Andrew Jackson on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Andrew Jackson on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Andrew Jackson on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Andrew Jackson on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"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."
"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes."