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Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to by his initials LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th president of the United States from 1963 to 1969, and previously as 37th vice president from 1961 to 1963. He assumed the presidency following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. A Democrat from Texas, Johnson was also a United States representative and later majority leader in the United States Senate. Johnson is one of only four people to have served, at various times, in all four federal elected positions.

Born in a farmhouse in Stonewall, Texas, Johnson worked as a high school teacher and a congressional aide before winning election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1937. Johnson won election to the United States Senate from Texas in 1948 after narrowly winning the Democratic Party's nomination. He was appointed to the position of Senate Majority Whip in 1951. He became the Senate leader of the Democrats in 1953. He became known for his domineering personality and the "Johnson treatment", his aggressive coercion of powerful politicians to advance legislation. Johnson ran for the Democratic nomination in the 1960 presidential election. Although unsuccessful, he became the running mate of the nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and they went on to win a close election. On November 22, 1963, Kennedy was assassinated and Johnson succeeded him as president. In the 1964 Presidential election, Johnson won in a landslide, defeating Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona. With 61.1 percent of the popular vote, Johnson won the largest share of the popular vote of any candidate since 1820.

In domestic policy, Johnson's "Great Society" and "War on Poverty" programs led to legislation to expand civil rights, public broadcasting, Medicare, Medicaid, aid to education and the arts, urban and rural development, and public services. Assisted by a strong economy, the War on Poverty helped millions of Americans rise above the poverty line during his administration. In foreign policy, Johnson escalated American involvement in the Vietnam War. In 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which granted Johnson the power to use military force in Southeast Asia without having to ask for an official declaration of war. The number of American military personnel in Vietnam increased dramatically, from 16,000 advisors in non-combat roles in 1963 to 525,000 in 1967, many in combat roles. American casualties soared and the peace process stagnated. Growing unease with the war stimulated a large, angry anti-war movement based chiefly among draft-age students on university campuses. Unlike the majority of southern politicians, he opposed racial segregation, signing civil rights bills to ban racial discrimination in public facilities, interstate commerce, the workplace and housing. The Voting Rights Act ended the mass disenfranchisement of African Americans in the South, and the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 permitted greater immigration from regions other than Europe. Johnson's presidency marked the peak of modern liberalism in the United States.

Johnson faced further troubles when summer riots began in major cities in 1965 and crime rates soared, as his political opponents raised demands for "law and order" policies. While Johnson began his presidency with widespread approval, support for him declined as the public became frustrated with both the war and social unrest. In 1968, he ended his bid for renomination after a disappointing result in the New Hampshire primary. He was succeeded by Richard Nixon in January 1969. Johnson returned to his Texas ranch, where he died of a heart attack four years later. Johnson is ranked favorably by many historians because of his domestic policies and the passage of many major laws that affected civil rights, gun control, wilderness preservation, and Social Security, although he has also drawn substantial criticism for his policies in the Vietnam War, and conservative criticism for the growth of the federal government and Great Society programs.

Quote: 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. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of woman in black sports bra and black leggings
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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.


Quote: This right to vote is the basic right without which all others are meaningless. It gives people, people as individuals, control over their own destinies. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of backdrop solid
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This right to vote is the basic right without which all others are meaningless. It gives people, people as individuals, control over their own destinies.


Quote: Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of silhouette of person jumping in mid air
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Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.


Quote: We must not only protect the countryside and save it from destruction, we must restore what has been destroyed and salvage the beauty and charm of our cities. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

We must not only protect the countryside and save it from destruction, we must restore what has been destroyed and salvage the beauty and charm of our cities.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

We must not only protect the country side and save it from destruction, we must restore what has been destroyed and salvage the beauty and charm of our cities ... Once our natural splendor is destroyed, it can never be recaptured. And once man can no longer walk with beauty or wonder at nature, his spirit will wither and his sustenance be wasted.


Quote: Freedom is not enough. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Freedom is not enough.


Quote: Success only feeds the appetite of aggression. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Success only feeds the appetite of aggression.


Quote: How incredible it is that in this fragile existence we should hate and destroy one another. There are possibilities enough for all who will abandon mastery over others to pursue mastery over nature. There is world enough for all to seek their happiness in their own way. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of Lyndon B. Johnson quote; white text on black background

How incredible it is that in this fragile existence we should hate and destroy one another. There are possibilities enough for all who will abandon mastery over others to pursue mastery over nature. There is world enough for all to seek their happiness in their own way.


Quote: Not now, or not there, or too much, or not at all. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Not now, or not there, or too much, or not at all.


Quote: I wake up 5 a.m. some mornings and hear the planes coming in at National Airport and I think they are bombing me. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

I wake up 5 a.m. some mornings and hear the planes coming in at National Airport and I think they are bombing me.


Quote: Victory is no longer a truth. It is only a word to describe who is left alive in the ruins. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Victory is no longer a truth. It is only a word to describe who is left alive in the ruins.


Quote: The best way to begin disarming is to begin-and the United States is ready to conclude firm agreements in these areas and to consider any other reasonable proposal. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

The best way to begin disarming is to begin-and the United States is ready to conclude firm agreements in these areas and to consider any other reasonable proposal.


Quote: We must open the doors of opportunity. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

We must open the doors of opportunity.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.




Quote: If a single act of folly was more responsible for this explosion than any other it was the arbitrary and dangerous announced decision that the Straits of Tiran would be closed. The right of innocent, maritime passage must be preserved for all nations. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

If a single act of folly was more responsible for this explosion than any other it was the arbitrary and dangerous announced decision that the Straits of Tiran would be closed. The right of innocent, maritime passage must be preserved for all nations.


Quote: He's a nice guy, but he played too much football with his helmet off. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

He's a nice guy, but he played too much football with his helmet off.


Quote: The crotch, down where your nuts hang, is always a little too tight. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

The crotch, down where your nuts hang, is always a little too tight.


Quote: Reporters are like puppets. They simply respond to the pull of the most powerful strings. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Reporters are like puppets. They simply respond to the pull of the most powerful strings.


Quote: Effective law enforcement and social justice must be pursued together, as the foundation of our efforts against crime. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Effective law enforcement and social justice must be pursued together, as the foundation of our efforts against crime.


Quote: Scarcely any law of our Redeemer is more openly transgressed, or more industriously evaded, than that by which he commands his followers to forgive injuries. Samuel. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Scarcely any law of our Redeemer is more openly transgressed, or more industriously evaded, than that by which he commands his followers to forgive injuries. Samuel.


Quote: Conservation is ethically sound. It is rooted in our love of the land, our respect for the rights of others, our devotion to the rule of law. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Conservation is ethically sound. It is rooted in our love of the land, our respect for the rights of others, our devotion to the rule of law.


Quote: Not merely a nation but a nation of nations. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Not merely a nation but a nation of nations.


Quote: As the House is designed to provide a reflection of the mood of the moment, the Senate is meant to reflect the continuity of the past -- to preserve the delicate balance of justice between the majority's whims and the minority's rights. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

As the House is designed to provide a reflection of the mood of the moment, the Senate is meant to reflect the continuity of the past -- to preserve the delicate balance of justice between the majority's whims and the minority's rights.


Quote: In a thousand unseen ways we have drawn shape and strength from the land. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

In a thousand unseen ways we have drawn shape and strength from the land.


Quote: It will be controlled when the people of America, through their elected representatives, demand the right to air that they and their children can breathe without fear. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

It will be controlled when the people of America, through their elected representatives, demand the right to air that they and their children can breathe without fear.


Quote: The debris of civilization litters the landscapes and spoils the beaches. Conservation's concerns now is not only for man's enjoyment-but for man's survival. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

The debris of civilization litters the landscapes and spoils the beaches. Conservation's concerns now is not only for man's enjoyment-but for man's survival.


Quote: Men who have worked together to reach the stars are not likely to descend together into the depths of war and desolation. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Men who have worked together to reach the stars are not likely to descend together into the depths of war and desolation.




Quote: The experts spent a great deal of time and study working out a formula which would be fair to every State and fair to every county and fair to every child, and would put the education dollar where that dollar is needed most, now. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

The experts spent a great deal of time and study working out a formula which would be fair to every State and fair to every county and fair to every child, and would put the education dollar where that dollar is needed most, now.


Quote: Light at the end of the tunnel? We don't even have a tunnel; we don't even know where the tunnel is. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Light at the end of the tunnel? We don't even have a tunnel; we don't even know where the tunnel is.


Quote: Never make a speech at a country dance or a football game. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Never make a speech at a country dance or a football game.


Quote: The best fertilizer for a piece of land is the footprints of its owner. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

The best fertilizer for a piece of land is the footprints of its owner.


Quote: In 1838, Mirabeau B. Lamar, the Second President of the Republic of Texas and the Father of Texas education, declared: 'The cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy. It is the only dictator that free man acknowledges. It is the only security that free man desires.' by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of Lyndon B. Johnson quote; white text on black background

In 1838, Mirabeau B. Lamar, the Second President of the Republic of Texas and the Father of Texas education, declared: 'The cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy. It is the only dictator that free man acknowledges. It is the only security that free man desires.'


Quote: The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance.


Quote: So here is the Great Society. It's the time -- and it's going to be soon -- when nobody in this country is poor. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

So here is the Great Society. It's the time -- and it's going to be soon -- when nobody in this country is poor.


Quote: In the Great Society, work shall be an outlet for mans interests and desires. Each individual shall have full opportunity to use his capacities in employment which satisfies personally and contributes generally to the quality of the Nations life. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

In the Great Society, work shall be an outlet for mans interests and desires. Each individual shall have full opportunity to use his capacities in employment which satisfies personally and contributes generally to the quality of the Nations life.


Quote: For me, it is a deep personal tragedy. I know that the world shares the sorrow that Mrs. Kennedy and her family bear. I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help -- and God's. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

For me, it is a deep personal tragedy. I know that the world shares the sorrow that Mrs. Kennedy and her family bear. I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help -- and God's.


Quote: The great society is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goods than with the quantity of their goods. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

The great society is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goods than with the quantity of their goods.


Quote: The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and enlarge his talents. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and enlarge his talents.


Quote: The American Indian, once proud and free, is torn now between White and tribal values; between the politics and language of the White man and his own historic culture. His problems, sharpened by years of defeat and exploitation, neglect and inadequate effort, will take many years to overcome. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of Lyndon B. Johnson quote: The American Indian, once proud and free, is torn now between White and tribal values; between the politics and language of the White man and his own historic culture. His problems, sharpened by years of defeat and exploitation, neglect and inadequate effort, will take many years to overcome.- black text on quotes background

The American Indian, once proud and free, is torn now between White and tribal values; between the politics and language of the White man and his own historic culture. His problems, sharpened by years of defeat and exploitation, neglect and inadequate effort, will take many years to overcome.


Quote: The Air Force comes in every morning and says, 'Bomb, bomb, bomb' ... And then the State Department comes in and says, 'Not now, or not there, or too much, or not at all.' by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

The Air Force comes in every morning and says, 'Bomb, bomb, bomb' ... And then the State Department comes in and says, 'Not now, or not there, or too much, or not at all.'




Quote: There's something special for everyone to do. Remember, no experience is a bad experience unless you gain nothing from it. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

There's something special for everyone to do. Remember, no experience is a bad experience unless you gain nothing from it.


Quote: There are two kinds of speeches: the Mother Hubbard speech, which, like the garment, covers everything but touches nothing, and the French bathing suit speech, which covers only the essential points. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

There are two kinds of speeches: the Mother Hubbard speech, which, like the garment, covers everything but touches nothing, and the French bathing suit speech, which covers only the essential points.


Quote: People do not come out to vote for a United States Senator. They come out to vote for the Sheriff or the County Commissioner. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

People do not come out to vote for a United States Senator. They come out to vote for the Sheriff or the County Commissioner.


Quote: Let us close the springs of racial poison. Let us pray for wise and understanding hearts. Let us lay aside irrelevant differences and make our nation whole. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Let us close the springs of racial poison. Let us pray for wise and understanding hearts. Let us lay aside irrelevant differences and make our nation whole.


Quote: If you're not listening, you're not learning. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

If you're not listening, you're not learning.


Quote: My most fervent prayer is to be a President who can make it possible for every boy in this land to grow to manhood by loving his country -- instead of dying for it. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

My most fervent prayer is to be a President who can make it possible for every boy in this land to grow to manhood by loving his country -- instead of dying for it.


Quote: But if future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than with sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as God really made it, not just as it looked when we got through with it. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

But if future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than with sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as God really made it, not just as it looked when we got through with it.


Quote: All that Hubert needs over there is a gal to answer the phone and a pencil with an eraser on it. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

All that Hubert needs over there is a gal to answer the phone and a pencil with an eraser on it.


Quote: He's Gerald Ford a nice guy but he played too much football with his helmet off. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

He's Gerald Ford a nice guy but he played too much football with his helmet off.


Quote: Americans have always built for the future. That is why we established land grant colleges and passed the Homestead Act to open our Western lands more than 100 years ago. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Americans have always built for the future. That is why we established land grant colleges and passed the Homestead Act to open our Western lands more than 100 years ago.






Quote: I want real loyalty. I want someone who will kiss my ass in Macy's window, and say it smells like roses. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

I want real loyalty. I want someone who will kiss my ass in Macy's window, and say it smells like roses.


Quote: Art is a nation's most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Art is a nation's most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish.


Quote: If we quit Vietnam, tomorrow we'll be fighting in Hawaii, and next week we'll have to fight in San Francisco. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

If we quit Vietnam, tomorrow we'll be fighting in Hawaii, and next week we'll have to fight in San Francisco.


Quote: Education is the key to opportunity in our society, and the equality of educational opportunity must be the birthright of every citizen. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Education is the key to opportunity in our society, and the equality of educational opportunity must be the birthright of every citizen.


Quote: America has not always been kind to its artists and scholars. Somehow the scientists always seem to get the penthouse while the arts and humanities get the basement. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

America has not always been kind to its artists and scholars. Somehow the scientists always seem to get the penthouse while the arts and humanities get the basement.




Quote: We need to remember that the separation of church and state must never mean the separation of religious values from the lives of public servants... If we who serve free men today are to differ from the tyrants of this age, we must balance the powers in our hands with God in our hearts. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of Lyndon B. Johnson quote: We need to remember that the separation of church and state must never mean the separation of religious values from the lives of public servants... If we who serve free men today are to differ from the tyrants of this age, we must balance the powers in our hands with God in our hearts.- black text on quotes background

We need to remember that the separation of church and state must never mean the separation of religious values from the lives of public servants... If we who serve free men today are to differ from the tyrants of this age, we must balance the powers in our hands with God in our hearts.






Quote: There is nothing that exasperates people more than a display of superior ability or brilliance in conversation. They seem pleased at the time, but their envy makes them curse the conversationalist in their heart. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

There is nothing that exasperates people more than a display of superior ability or brilliance in conversation. They seem pleased at the time, but their envy makes them curse the conversationalist in their heart.


Quote: When a person finds themselves predisposed to complaining about how little they are regarded by others, let them reflect how little they have contributed to the happiness of others. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

When a person finds themselves predisposed to complaining about how little they are regarded by others, let them reflect how little they have contributed to the happiness of others.


Quote: In 1790, the nation which had fought a revolution against taxation without representation discovered that some of its citizens weren't much happier about taxation with representation. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

In 1790, the nation which had fought a revolution against taxation without representation discovered that some of its citizens weren't much happier about taxation with representation.






Quote: If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better.


Quote: Above the pyramid on the great seal of the United States it says in Latin: God has favored our undertaking. God will not favor everything that we do. It is rather our duty to divine His will. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Above the pyramid on the great seal of the United States it says in Latin: God has favored our undertaking. God will not favor everything that we do. It is rather our duty to divine His will.


Quote: There is no issue of States' rights or National rights. There is only the struggle for human rights. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

There is no issue of States' rights or National rights. There is only the struggle for human rights.


Quote: No one has the right to use America's rivers and America's Waterways, that belong to all the people. as a sewer. The banks of a river may belong to one man or one industry or one State, but the waters which flow between the banks should belong to all the people. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

No one has the right to use America's rivers and America's Waterways, that belong to all the people. as a sewer. The banks of a river may belong to one man or one industry or one State, but the waters which flow between the banks should belong to all the people.


Quote: For the college years we will provide scholarships to high school students of the greatest promise and greatest need and guarantee low-interest loans to students continuing their college studies. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

For the college years we will provide scholarships to high school students of the greatest promise and greatest need and guarantee low-interest loans to students continuing their college studies.


Quote: It is happily and kindly provided that in every life there are certain pauses, and interruptions, which force consideration upon the careless, and seriousness upon the light, points of time where one course of action ends and another begins. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

It is happily and kindly provided that in every life there are certain pauses, and interruptions, which force consideration upon the careless, and seriousness upon the light, points of time where one course of action ends and another begins.




Quote: But, most of all, the Great Society is not a safe harbor, a resting place, a final objective, a finished work. It is a challenge constantly renewed, beckoning us toward a destiny where the meaning of our lives matches the marvelous products of our labor. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

But, most of all, the Great Society is not a safe harbor, a resting place, a final objective, a finished work. It is a challenge constantly renewed, beckoning us toward a destiny where the meaning of our lives matches the marvelous products of our labor.


Quote: A clear stream, a long horizon, a forest wilderness and open sky -- these are man's most ancient possessions. In a modern society, they are his most priceless. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

A clear stream, a long horizon, a forest wilderness and open sky -- these are man's most ancient possessions. In a modern society, they are his most priceless.


Quote: I'll tell you what's at the bottom of it. If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

I'll tell you what's at the bottom of it. If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you.


Quote: The future holds little hope for any government where the present holds no hope for the people. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

The future holds little hope for any government where the present holds no hope for the people.




Quote: A compassionate government keeps faith with the trust of the people and cherishes the future of their children. Through compassion for the plight of one individual, government fulfills its purpose as the servant of all the people. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

A compassionate government keeps faith with the trust of the people and cherishes the future of their children. Through compassion for the plight of one individual, government fulfills its purpose as the servant of all the people.


Quote: Emancipation was a proclamation, but not a fact. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Emancipation was a proclamation, but not a fact.


Quote: Every man should know that his conversations, his correspondence, and his personal life are private. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Every man should know that his conversations, his correspondence, and his personal life are private.




Quote: All of us realize that war requires action. What is sometimes harder for us to realize is that peace and neutrality also require action. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

All of us realize that war requires action. What is sometimes harder for us to realize is that peace and neutrality also require action.


Quote: We have always believed that our people can stand on no higher ground than the school ground, or can enter any more hopeful room than the classroom. We blend time and faith and knowledge in our schools -- not only to create educated citizens, but also to shape the destiny of this great Republic. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of Lyndon B. Johnson quote: We have always believed that our people can stand on no higher ground than the school ground, or can enter any more hopeful room than the classroom. We blend time and faith and knowledge in our schools -- not only to create educated citizens, but also to shape the destiny of this great Republic.- black text on quotes background

We have always believed that our people can stand on no higher ground than the school ground, or can enter any more hopeful room than the classroom. We blend time and faith and knowledge in our schools -- not only to create educated citizens, but also to shape the destiny of this great Republic.


Quote: For this is what America is all about. It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge. It is the star that is not reached and the harvest that is sleeping in the unplowed ground. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

For this is what America is all about. It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge. It is the star that is not reached and the harvest that is sleeping in the unplowed ground.


Quote: It is the excitement of becoming -- always becoming, trying, probing, falling, resting, and trying again- but always trying and always gaining. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

It is the excitement of becoming -- always becoming, trying, probing, falling, resting, and trying again- but always trying and always gaining.


Quote: It will help at every state along the road to learning. For the pre-school years we will help needy children become aware of the excitement of learning. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

It will help at every state along the road to learning. For the pre-school years we will help needy children become aware of the excitement of learning.




Quote: For the primary and secondary school years, we will aid public schools serving low-income families and assist students in both public and private schools. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

For the primary and secondary school years, we will aid public schools serving low-income families and assist students in both public and private schools.


Quote: We decided that our first job was to help the schools serving the children from the very lowest income groups. Those families constitute the number one burden, the number one burden in this Nation on the school systems. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

We decided that our first job was to help the schools serving the children from the very lowest income groups. Those families constitute the number one burden, the number one burden in this Nation on the school systems.






Quote: A President must call on many persons -- some to man the ramparts and to watch the far away, distant posts; others to lead us in science, medicine, education and social progress here at home. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

A President must call on many persons -- some to man the ramparts and to watch the far away, distant posts; others to lead us in science, medicine, education and social progress here at home.


Quote: If we become tow people-the suburban affluent and the urban poor, each filled with mistrust and fear of the other-then we shall effectively cripple each generation to come. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

If we become tow people-the suburban affluent and the urban poor, each filled with mistrust and fear of the other-then we shall effectively cripple each generation to come.


Quote: It's too bad, but the way American people are, now that they have all this capability, instead of taking advantage of it, they'll probably just piss it all away. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

It's too bad, but the way American people are, now that they have all this capability, instead of taking advantage of it, they'll probably just piss it all away.


Quote: This nation, this generation, in this hour has man's first chance to build a Great Society, a place where the meaning of man's life matches the marvels of man's labor. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

This nation, this generation, in this hour has man's first chance to build a Great Society, a place where the meaning of man's life matches the marvels of man's labor.


Quote: For every generation, there is a destiny. For some, history decides. For this generation, the choice must be our own. ... Our destiny in the midst of change will rest on the unchanged
character of our people, and on their faith. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

For every generation, there is a destiny. For some, history decides. For this generation, the choice must be our own. ... Our destiny in the midst of change will rest on the unchanged
character of our people, and on their faith.


Quote: If one little old general in shirt sleeves can take Saigon, think about 200 million Chinese comin' down those trails. No sir, I don't want to fight them. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

If one little old general in shirt sleeves can take Saigon, think about 200 million Chinese comin' down those trails. No sir, I don't want to fight them.




Quote: Every American citizen must have an equal right to vote. There is no reason which can excuse the denial of that right. There is no duty which weighs more heavily on us than the duty we have to ensure that right. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Every American citizen must have an equal right to vote. There is no reason which can excuse the denial of that right. There is no duty which weighs more heavily on us than the duty we have to ensure that right.


Quote: It is a truism that education is no longer a luxury. Education in this day and age is a necessity. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

It is a truism that education is no longer a luxury. Education in this day and age is a necessity.


Quote: I am going to build the kind of nation that President Roosevelt hoped for, President Truman worked for, and President Kennedy died for. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

I am going to build the kind of nation that President Roosevelt hoped for, President Truman worked for, and President Kennedy died for.


Quote: Of all the problems of conservation, none is more urgent that the polluted air which endangers the American people. We have been fortunate so far. But we have seen that when winds fail to blow, the concentrations of poisonous clouds over our cities can become perilous. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of Lyndon B. Johnson quote; white text on black background

Of all the problems of conservation, none is more urgent that the polluted air which endangers the American people. We have been fortunate so far. But we have seen that when winds fail to blow, the concentrations of poisonous clouds over our cities can become perilous.


Quote: True poverty does not come from God. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

True poverty does not come from God.




Quote: I'm gonna hunker down like a jack rabbit in a dust storm. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

I'm gonna hunker down like a jack rabbit in a dust storm.


Quote: A nation that fails to plan intelligently for the development and protection of its precious waters will be condemned to wither because of its shortsightedness. The hard lessons of history are clear, written on the deserted sands and ruins of once proud civilizations. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of Lyndon B. Johnson quote; white text on black background

A nation that fails to plan intelligently for the development and protection of its precious waters will be condemned to wither because of its shortsightedness. The hard lessons of history are clear, written on the deserted sands and ruins of once proud civilizations.


Quote: As man draws nearer to the stars, why should he not also draw nearer to his neighbor? by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

As man draws nearer to the stars, why should he not also draw nearer to his neighbor?


Quote: We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.


Quote: If you have a mother-in-law with only one eye and she has it in the center of her forehead, don't keep her in the living room. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

If you have a mother-in-law with only one eye and she has it in the center of her forehead, don't keep her in the living room.




Quote: Second, this law has become a special symbol of our Nation's most important purpose: to fulfill the individual -- his freedom, his happiness, his promise. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Second, this law has become a special symbol of our Nation's most important purpose: to fulfill the individual -- his freedom, his happiness, his promise.


Quote: New laboratories and centers will help our schools lift their standards of excellence and explore new methods of teaching. These centers will provide special training for those who need and deserve special treatment. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

New laboratories and centers will help our schools lift their standards of excellence and explore new methods of teaching. These centers will provide special training for those who need and deserve special treatment.


Quote: For the first time in our history it is possible to conquer poverty. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

For the first time in our history it is possible to conquer poverty.


Quote: Poverty has many roots, but the tap root is ignorance. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Poverty has many roots, but the tap root is ignorance.


Quote: I believe in the American tradition of separation of church and state which is expressed in the First Amendment to the Constitution. By my office -- and by personal conviction -- I am sworn to uphold that tradition. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

I believe in the American tradition of separation of church and state which is expressed in the First Amendment to the Constitution. By my office -- and by personal conviction -- I am sworn to uphold that tradition.




Quote: The United States and Israel share many common objectives ... chief of which is the building of a better world in which every nation can develop its resources and develop them in freedom and peace. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

The United States and Israel share many common objectives ... chief of which is the building of a better world in which every nation can develop its resources and develop them in freedom and peace.


Quote: We can and should have an abundance of trails for walking, cycling, and horseback riding, in and close to our cities. In the backcountry we need to copy the great Appalachian Trail in all parts of America. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

We can and should have an abundance of trails for walking, cycling, and horseback riding, in and close to our cities. In the backcountry we need to copy the great Appalachian Trail in all parts of America.


Quote: Curtis Le May wants to bomb Hanoi and Haiphong. You know how he likes to go around bombing. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Curtis Le May wants to bomb Hanoi and Haiphong. You know how he likes to go around bombing.


Quote: Our objective in South Vietnam has never been the annihilation of the enemy. It has been to bring about a recognition in Hanoi that its objective -- taking over the South by force -- could not be achieved. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Our objective in South Vietnam has never been the annihilation of the enemy. It has been to bring about a recognition in Hanoi that its objective -- taking over the South by force -- could not be achieved.


Quote: You never want to give a man a present when he's feeling good. You want to do it when he's down. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

You never want to give a man a present when he's feeling good. You want to do it when he's down.


Quote: There is no excuse-and we should call a spade a spade-for chemical companies and oil refineries using our major rivers as pipelines for toxic waste. There is no excuse for communities to use other people's rivers as a dump for their raw sewage. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

There is no excuse-and we should call a spade a spade-for chemical companies and oil refineries using our major rivers as pipelines for toxic waste. There is no excuse for communities to use other people's rivers as a dump for their raw sewage.


Quote: When the family collapses, it is the children that are usually damaged. When it happens on a massive scale, the community itself is crippled. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

When the family collapses, it is the children that are usually damaged. When it happens on a massive scale, the community itself is crippled.


Quote: Boys, it is just like the Alamo. Somebody should have by God helped those Texans. I'm going to Vietnam. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Boys, it is just like the Alamo. Somebody should have by God helped those Texans. I'm going to Vietnam.


Quote: I am persuaded that the people of the world have no grievances, one against the other. The hopes and desires of a man who tills the soil are about the same whether he lives on the banks of the Colorado or on the banks of the Danube. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

I am persuaded that the people of the world have no grievances, one against the other. The hopes and desires of a man who tills the soil are about the same whether he lives on the banks of the Colorado or on the banks of the Danube.


Quote: The thing I would like to do most is to find somehow to bring peace to the world. It has eluded me. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

The thing I would like to do most is to find somehow to bring peace to the world. It has eluded me.


Quote: No national sovereignty rules in outer space. Those who venture there go as envoys of the entire human race. Their quest, therefore, must be for all mankind, and what they find should belong to all mankind. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

No national sovereignty rules in outer space. Those who venture there go as envoys of the entire human race. Their quest, therefore, must be for all mankind, and what they find should belong to all mankind.


Quote: There are no favorites in my office. I treat them all with the same general inconsideration. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

There are no favorites in my office. I treat them all with the same general inconsideration.


Quote: This is a moment that I deeply wish my parents could have lived to share. My father would have enjoyed what you have so generously said of me-and my mother would have believed it. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

This is a moment that I deeply wish my parents could have lived to share. My father would have enjoyed what you have so generously said of me-and my mother would have believed it.


Quote: Whoever won't fight when the President calls him, deserves to be kicked back in his hole and kept there. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Whoever won't fight when the President calls him, deserves to be kicked back in his hole and kept there.


Quote: 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. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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.


Quote: Did you ever think that making a speech on economics is a lot like pissing down your leg? It seems hot to you, but it never does to anyone else. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Did you ever think that making a speech on economics is a lot like pissing down your leg? It seems hot to you, but it never does to anyone else.


Quote: Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one.


Quote: When things haven't gone well for you, call in a secretary or a staff man and chew him out. You will sleep better and they will appreciate the attention. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

When things haven't gone well for you, call in a secretary or a staff man and chew him out. You will sleep better and they will appreciate the attention.


Quote: When I was young, poverty was so common that we didn't know it had a name. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

When I was young, poverty was so common that we didn't know it had a name.


Quote: 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. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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.


Quote: I am a freeman, an American, a United States Senator, and a Democrat, in that order. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

I am a freeman, an American, a United States Senator, and a Democrat, in that order.


Quote: In our home there was always prayer -- aloud, proud and unapologetic. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

In our home there was always prayer -- aloud, proud and unapologetic.


Quote: I don't believe I'll ever get credit for anything I do in foreign affairs, no matter how successful it is, because I didn't go to Harvard. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

I don't believe I'll ever get credit for anything I do in foreign affairs, no matter how successful it is, because I didn't go to Harvard.


Quote: 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. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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.


Quote: While you're saving your face, you're losing your ass. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

While you're saving your face, you're losing your ass.


Quote: I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day.


Quote: I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.


Quote: Every President wants to do right. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Every President wants to do right.


Quote: The Russians feared Ike. They didn't fear me. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

The Russians feared Ike. They didn't fear me.


Quote: Greater love hath no man than to attend the Episcopal Church with his wife. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Greater love hath no man than to attend the Episcopal Church with his wife.


Quote: I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help -- and God's. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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


Quote: We did not choose to be the guardians of the gate, but there is no one else. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

We did not choose to be the guardians of the gate, but there is no one else.


Quote: It is important that the United States remain a two-party system. I'm a fellow who likes small parties and the Republican Party can't be too small to suit me. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

It is important that the United States remain a two-party system. I'm a fellow who likes small parties and the Republican Party can't be too small to suit me.


Quote: I believe the destiny of your generation -- and your nation -- is a rendezvous with excellence. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

I believe the destiny of your generation -- and your nation -- is a rendezvous with excellence.


Quote: Jack was out kissing babies while I was out passing bills. Someone had to tend the store. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Jack was out kissing babies while I was out passing bills. Someone had to tend the store.


Quote: Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.


Quote: 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. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of Lyndon B. Johnson quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty.


Quote: 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. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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.


Quote: Only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way, and the other is to let her have it. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way, and the other is to let her have it.


Quote: The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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.


Quote: If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.


Quote: If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim.' by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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


Quote: Doing what's right isn't the problem. It is knowing what's right. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Doing what's right isn't the problem. It is knowing what's right.


Quote: When I was a boy we didn't wake up with Vietnam and have Cyprus for lunch and the Congo for dinner. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

When I was a boy we didn't wake up with Vietnam and have Cyprus for lunch and the Congo for dinner.


Quote: John F. Kennedy was the victim of the hate that was a part of our country. It is a disease that occupies the minds of the few but brings danger to the many. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

John F. Kennedy was the victim of the hate that was a part of our country. It is a disease that occupies the minds of the few but brings danger to the many.


Quote: 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. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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.


Quote: When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be a mayor. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be a mayor.


Quote: Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time.


Quote: There are plenty of recommendations on how to get out of trouble cheaply and fast. Most of them come down to this: Deny your responsibility. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

There are plenty of recommendations on how to get out of trouble cheaply and fast. Most of them come down to this: Deny your responsibility.


Quote: 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. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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.


Quote: A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it.


Quote: You might say that Lyndon Johnson is a cross between a Baptist preacher and a cowboy. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

You might say that Lyndon Johnson is a cross between a Baptist preacher and a cowboy.


Quote: 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. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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.


Quote: A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.


Quote: Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression of others has increased in Vietnam. There is not, and there will not be, a mindless escalation. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression of others has increased in Vietnam. There is not, and there will not be, a mindless escalation.


Quote: Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.


Quote: Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath.


Quote: 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. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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.


Quote: We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood. by author Lyndon B. Johnson overlaid on photo of photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood.


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