president of the United States from 1865 to 1869
- "No, gentlemen, if I am to be shot at, I want no man to be in the way of the bullet."
- Simple: If someone shoots a bullet at me, I do not want anyone to get in the bullet's way.
- "The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people."
- Andrew Johnson, President of the United States: His Life and Speeches (1866) by Lillian Foster
- Andrew Johnson, Plebeian and Patriot (1928) by Robert Watson Winston, Page 53.