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Andrew Johnson
December 29, 1808 - July 31, 1875
Nationality: American
Category: President
Subcategory: American President

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


Whatever coach Coker wanted me to do, I was willing to do... If he wanted me to sit the rest of the year, then that's what I would have done. This opportunity came and he asked me if I wanted to play. Any player is going to say yes.


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


They don't remember a time when we had to drink from a different water fountain. We can't go back. We can never go back.


Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.


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


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.


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.


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


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


There are no good laws but such as repeal other laws.


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.


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.


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


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


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