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Andrew Johnson Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Andrew Johnson Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

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

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

There are no good laws but such as repeal other laws.
- 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 feel incompetent to perform duties...
which have been so unexpectedly thrown upon me.
- 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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Slavery takes hold of few, but many take hold of slavery.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.
- Frank Herbert

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

All socialism involves slavery.
- Herbert Spencer

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

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

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

I welcomed the organization of the Anti-slavery Society.
- Gerrit Smith

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

If Liberia has failed, then, it is no evidence of the
failure of the Negro in government.
It is merely evidence of the failure of slavery.
- Carter G. Woodson

Slavery was regarded by Aristotle as an ordinance of nature,
and so probably was it by the slaves themselves in olden time.
- Alfred Marshall

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

Congress would exclude slavery from any territory that
in the future might be acquired from Mexico.
- David Wilmot

Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

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

I think a commission set up to examine slavery and the consequences of it,
would probably be a very fruitful, important dialogue
for the United States to be involved in.
- Bob Matsui

Slavery can only be abolished by raising the character
of the people who compose the nation;
and that can be done only by showing them a higher one.
- Maria W. Chapman

There is no slavery but ignorance.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

A life of reaction is a life of slavery,
intellectually and spiritually.
One must fight for a life of action,
not reaction.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

No pope ever condemned slavery.
- Joseph McCabe

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

The success of those doctrines would also subvert the Federal Constitution,
change the character of the Federal Government,
and destroy our rights in respect to slavery.
- John H. Reagan

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

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

Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful
and valued because they confer power;
they are hated because they are hideous and loathed
because they impose slavery.
- Bertrand Russell

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

Why is Slavery so much condemn'd and strove against in one Case,
and so highly applauded and held so necessary and so sacred in another?
- Mary Astell

Our concern, however, is with slavery as it is,
and not with any theory of it.
- Gerrit Smith

Slavery discourages arts and manufactures.
- George Mason

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

Marriage is an institution fits in perfect harmony with the laws of nature;
whereas systems of slavery and segregation were designed
to brutally oppress people and thereby violated the laws of nature.
- Jack Kingston

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

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

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

Slavery is malignantly aristocratic.
- Antoinette Brown Blackwell

Among the expected glories of the Constitution,
next to the abolition of Slavery was that of Rum.
- George Clymer

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

And who is responsible for this appalling child slavery? Everyone.
- Mary Harris Jones

Slavery is but half abolished, emancipation is but half completed,
while millions of freeman with votes in their hands
are left without education.
- Robert Charles Winthrop

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery,
none but ourselves can free our minds!
- Bob Marley

Slavery has never been abolished from America's way of thinking.
- Nina Simone

Long live the liberation of the workers off all countries
from the infernal chasm of war,
exploitation and slavery!
- Karl Liebknecht

I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes
more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for
the abolition of slavery.
- George Washington

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

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

The secrets of slavery are concealed like those of the Inquisition.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

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

I do not weep: I loathe tears, for they are a sign of slavery.
- Max Beckmann

Can you look forward to the future of our country and
imagine any state of things in which,
with slavery still existing, we should be assured of
permanent peace? I cannot.
- Robert Dale Owen

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


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