Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes

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Born: 1908-08-27, Stonewall, Texas
Birth Country: USA
Died: , 1973-01-22

1.
Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

2.
Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

3.
Freedom is not enough.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

4.
I am concerned about the whole man. I am concerned about what the people, using their government as an instrument and a tool, can do toward building the whole man, which will mean a better society and a better world.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

5.
I believe we can continue the Great Society while we fight in Vietnam.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

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I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

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I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad: that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

8.
I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

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I want to make a policy statement. I am unabashedly in favor of women.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

10.
I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help - and God's.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

11.
I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

12.
I'm tired. I'm tired of feeling rejected by the American people. I'm tired of waking up in the middle of the night worrying about the war.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

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If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

14.
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim.'
- Lyndon B. Johnson

15.
In our home there was always prayer - aloud, proud and unapologetic.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

16.
One lesson you better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the President.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

17.
Our most tragic error may have been our inability to establish a rapport and a confidence with the press and television with the communication media. I don't think the press has understood me.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

18.
Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

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Our society is illuminated by the spiritual insights of the Hebrew prophets. America and Israel have a common love of human freedom, and they have a common faith in a democratic way of life.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

20.
Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

21.
Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

22.
Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for the good.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

23.
The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

24.
The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

25.
The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

26.
The men who have guided the destiny of the United States have found the strength for their tasks by going to their knees. This private unity of public men and their God is an enduring source of reassurance for the people of America.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

27.
The Russians feared Ike. They didn't fear me.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

28.
The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

29.
The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

30.
There is but one way for a president to deal with Congress, and that is continuously, incessantly, and without interruption. If it is really going to work, the relationship has got to be almost incestuous.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

31.
This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

32.
This is not Johnson's war. This is America's war. If I drop dead tomorrow, this war will still be with you.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

33.
To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of our historic society seems to me the equivalent of closing male eyes to female facts.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

34.
Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

35.
We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10 thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

36.
We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

37.
We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

38.
What we won when all of our people united must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

39.
You aren't learning anything when you're talking.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

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