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.
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
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.
Man, Better, Without
I have always been afraid of banks. – Andrew Jackson
I have always been afraid of banks.
Money, Afraid, Always
Mr. Van Buren, your friends may be leaving you but my friends never leave me.
Friends, Me, Leaving
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.
Fear, Confidence, Great
No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.
Red, World, Think
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.
Happy, Power, Support
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.
Politics, Day, Successful
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.
Life, Soul, My Life
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
Wisdom, Equality, Man
It is a damn poor mind indeed which can’t think of at least two ways to spell any word.
Mind, Think, Poor
The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests.
Bible, Rock, Republic
I would sincerely regret, and which never shall happen whilst I am in office, a military guard around the President.
I Am, Regret, Military
I am a Senator against my wishes and feelings, which I regret more than any other of my life.
Life, I Am, Regret
Nullification means insurrection and war; and the other states have a right to put it down.
War, Down, Right
War is a blessing compared with national degradation.
War, Blessing, National
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.
Government, Simplicity, King
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.
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.
Battle, Grow, Now
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.
Good, Independence, People
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.
In The End, Control, End
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