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Andrew Johnson Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Andrew Johnson.

Slavery exists.
It is black in the South, and white in the North.
- Andrew Johnson

Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.
- Andrew Johnson

There are no good laws but such as repeal other laws.
- Andrew Johnson

If I am shot at, I want no man to be in the way of the bullet.
- Andrew Johnson

 

It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.
- Andrew Johnson

The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people.
- Andrew Johnson

Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority
more than private citizens,
and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us.
This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects.
- Andrew Johnson

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I hold it the duty of the executive to insist upon
frugality in the expenditure,
and a sparing economy is itself a great national source.
- Andrew Johnson

If the rabble were lopped off at one end and the aristocrats at the other,
all would be well with the country.
- Andrew Johnson

Who, then, will govern? The answer must be,
Man - for we have no angels in the shape of men,
as yet, who are willing to take charge of our political affairs.
- Andrew Johnson

Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks
the welfare of a single interest at the expense and
to the injury of many and varied interests.
- Andrew Johnson

I am sworn to uphold the Constitution as Andy Johnson
understands it and interprets it.
- Andrew Johnson

I feel incompetent to perform duties...
which have been so unexpectedly thrown upon me.
- Andrew Johnson

Love that does not renew itself every day
becomes a habit and in turn a slavery.
- Khalil Gibran

The slavery of fear had made men afraid to think.
But such is the irresistible nature of truth,
that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
- Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791

I stopped loving my father a long time ago.
What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
- Anais Nin

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery,
I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
- Abraham Lincoln

For in reason, all government without the consent of
the governed is the very definition of slavery.
- Jonathan Swift

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy,
and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery
out of the most extreme liberty.
- Plato

I speak on due consideration because Britain,
France, and Mexico, have abolished slavery,
and all other European states are preparing to abolish
it as speedily as they can.
- William H. Seward

We can constitutionally extirpate slavery at this time.
- Robert Dale Owen

The state of slavery is in its own nature bad.
- Charles de Secondat

Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose.
Anything less is a form of slavery.
- Wayne Dyer

War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.
- George Orwell

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would
rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Every where the years bring to all enough of sin and sorrow;
but in slavery the very dawn of life is darkened by these shadows.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

Well for one, the 13th amendment to the constitution
of the US which abolished slavery -
did not abolish slavery for those convicted of a crime.
- Angela Davis

Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
- Edmund Burke

Sir, there is no Christian nation, thus free to choose as we are,
which would establish slavery.
- William H. Seward

But if you want to continue to be slaves of the banks
and pay the cost of your own slavery,
then let bankers continue to create money and control credit.
- Josiah Stamp

Slavery and freedom cannot exist together.
- Ernestine L. Rose

When they told me my new-born babe was a girl,
my heart was heavier than it had ever been before.
Slavery is terrible for men; but it is far more terrible for women.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

We must continue to judge of slavery by what it is,
and not by what you tell us it will,
or may be.
- Gerrit Smith

Stardom can be a gilded slavery.
- Helen Hayes

To some extent I liken slavery to death.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Any unarmed people are slaves, or are subject to slavery at any given moment.
- Huey Newton

Slavery is malignantly aristocratic.
- Antoinette Brown Blackwell

Where annual elections end where slavery begins.
- John Quincy Adams

You may try but you can never imagine what it is to
have a man's form of genius in you,
and to suffer the slavery of being a girl.
- George Eliot

Farming with live animals is a 7 day a week,
legal form of slavery.
- George Segal

It, sometimes, suits the slaveholders to claim,
that their slavery is an exclusively State concern;
and that the North has,
therefore, nothing to do with it.
- Gerrit Smith

Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness,
are the two educational methods of parents;
all gradations of tyranny or slavery.
- Franz Kafka

It is manifestly vital to the success of the anti-slavery cause,
that the authority and influence of proslavery,
especially of slaveholding, ministers should be destroyed.
- Gerrit Smith

The challenges African-Americans are facing today are
rooted in the system of slavery.
- Charles Rangel

This war is not about slavery.
- Robert E. Lee

This is slavery, not to speak one's thought.
- Euripides

In those days, slavery was not looked upon,
even in Quaker Philadelphia, with the shudder and abhorrence
one feels towards it now.
- John Sergeant Wise

What a revolting contrast exists in England between
the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers.
- Flora Tristan

Socialism means slavery.
- Lord Acton

The flag that was the symbol of slavery on the high
seas for a long time was not the Confederate battle flag,
it was sadly the Stars and Stripes.
- Alan Keyes

There is not only no free state which would now establish it,
but there is no slave state, which, if it had had the
free alternative as we now have,
would have founded slavery.
- William H. Seward

Since the days of slavery, if you were a good singer or dancer,
it was your job to perform for the master after dinner.
- Spike Lee

A great fortune is a great slavery.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

From that date the abandonment of the older State proceeded
with a rapidity never before known,
and with it grew the domestic slave trade and the pro-slavery feeling.
- Henry Charles Carey

Death is better than slavery.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

However, I am willing to hear what you can produce
from Scripture in favor of any kind of slavery.
- Samuel Hopkins

Look back, to slavery, to suffrage, to integration and one thing is clear.
Fashions in bigotry come and go.
The right thing lasts.
- Anna Quindlen

No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man.
No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.
- Plato

When every one of your arguments is characterized an
attempt to bring back slavery or resegregate lunch counters,
it's a little hard to have any sort of productive debate.
- Ann Coulter

All socialism involves slavery.
- Herbert Spencer

Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would
have likely been abolished in America.
Slavery became a haven for the death penalty.
- Angela Davis

In the nineteenth century, slavery was the greatest wrong,
and government never stood so tall as when it was redressing that wrong.
- William Weld

The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense,
else what shall save us from a second slavery?
- W. E. B. Du Bois

I am amazed at the facility with which some men follow in the wake of slavery.
- Benjamin F. Wade

The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price,
and to be bought for it.
- John Ruskin

I need say no more, to prove that slavery is entirely
unlike the servitude in the patriarchal families.
- Gerrit Smith

Some people try to get you out of slavery for you to be their slave.
- Mike Tyson

It is the maintenance of slavery by law in a state,
not parallels of latitude, that makes its a southern state;
and the absence of this,
that makes it a northern state.
- William H. Seward

Slavery to monarchs and ministers, which the world
will be long freeing itself from,
and whose deadly grasp stops the progress of the human mind,
is not yet abolished.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Being born is like being kidnapped.
And then sold into slavery.
- William Shakespeare


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