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quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson

quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson



quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: It is a truism that education is no longer a luxury. Education in this day and age is a necessity. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: I am going to build the kind of nation that President Roosevelt hoped for, President Truman worked for, and President Kennedy died for. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson

quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: True poverty does not come from God. with background image: photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

True poverty does not come from God.

--Lyndon B. Johnson


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

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson

quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: As man draws nearer to the stars, why should he not also draw nearer to his neighbor? with background image: 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?

--Lyndon B. Johnson

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

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson

quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson


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

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: Poverty has many roots, but the tap root is ignorance. with background image: photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson


quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson

quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: Curtis Le May wants to bomb Hanoi and Haiphong. You know how he likes to go around bombing. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson

quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: You never want to give a man a present when he's feeling good. You want to do it when he's down. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: Boys, it is just like the Alamo. Somebody should have by God helped those Texans. I'm going to Vietnam. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson

quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: The thing I would like to do most is to find somehow to bring peace to the world. It has eluded me. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson


quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with 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.

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

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: Whoever won't fight when the President calls him, deserves to be kicked back in his hole and kept there. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

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

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: When I was young, poverty was so common that we didn't know it had a name. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

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

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

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

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: While you're saving your face, you're losing your ass. with background image: photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day. with background image: photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it. with background image: photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: Every President wants to do right. with background image: photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Every President wants to do right.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: The Russians feared Ike. They didn't fear me. with background image: photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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

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

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help -- and God's. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: We did not choose to be the guardians of the gate, but there is no one else. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

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

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: Jack was out kissing babies while I was out passing bills. Someone had to tend the store. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity. with background image: photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.

--Lyndon B. Johnson

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

This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty.

--Lyndon B. Johnson

quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson

quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking. with background image: 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.

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: Doing what's right isn't the problem. It is knowing what's right. with background image: photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: When I was a boy we didn't wake up with Vietnam and have Cyprus for lunch and the Congo for dinner. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be a mayor. with background image: 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.

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

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: You might say that Lyndon Johnson is a cross between a Baptist preacher and a cowboy. with background image: photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: 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. with background image: 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.

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

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

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath. with background image: photo of author Lyndon B. Johnson with quote

Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath.

--Lyndon B. Johnson

quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson
quote by Lyndon B. Johnson: We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood. with background image: 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.

--Lyndon B. Johnson

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