Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969. Historians argue that Johnson’s presidency marked the peak of modern liberalism in the United States after the New Deal era. Johnson is ranked favorably by some historians because of his domestic policies and the passage of many major laws, affecting civil rights, gun control, wilderness preservation, and Social Security.
Yesterday Is Not Ours To Recover, But Tomorrow Is Ours To Win Or Lose.
There Are No Problems We Cannot Solve Together, And Very Few That We Can Solve By Ourselves.
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.
The Presidency Has Made Every Man Who Occupied It, No Matter How Small, Bigger Than He Was; And No Matter How Big, Not Big Enough For Its Demands.
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.
I Feel Like I Just Grabbed A Big Juicy Worm With A Right Sharp Hook In The Middle Of It.
Every Man Has A Right To A Saturday Night Bath.
A President's Hardest Task Is Not To Do What Is Right, But To Know What Is Right.
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.
The Noblest Search Is The Search For Excellence.
Doing What's Right Isn't The Problem. It Is Knowing What's Right.
Peace Is A Journey Of A Thousand Miles And It Must Be Taken One Step At A Time.
We Must Open The Doors Of Opportunity. But We Must Also Equip Our People To Walk Through Those Doors.
If One Morning I Walked On Top Of The Water Across The Potomac River, The Headline That Afternoon Would Read: 'President Can't Swim.'
I Once Told Nixon That The Presidency Is Like Being A Jackass Caught In A Hail Storm. You've Got To Just Stand There And Take It.
I Will Do My Best. That Is All I Can Do. I Ask For Your Help - And God's.
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.
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.
We Have Talked Long Enough In This Country About Equal Rights. It Is Time Now To Write The Next Chapter - And To Write It In The Books Of Law.
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.
I Want To Make A Policy Statement. I Am Unabashedly In Favor Of Women.
When The Burdens Of The Presidency Seem Unusually Heavy, I Always Remind Myself It Could Be Worse. I Could Be A Mayor.
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.
We Live In A World That Has Narrowed Into A Neighborhood Before It Has Broadened Into A Brotherhood.
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.
You Might Say That Lyndon Johnson Is A Cross Between A Baptist Preacher And A Cowboy.
The Russians Feared Ike. They Didn't Fear Me.
When I Was A Boy We Didn't Wake Up With Vietnam And Have Cyprus For Lunch And The Congo For Dinner.
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.
What We Won When All Of Our People United Must Not Be Lost In Suspicion And Distrust And Selfishness And Politics. Accordingly, I Shall Not Seek, And I Will Not Accept, The Nomination Of My Party For Another Term As President.
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.
I'd Rather Give My Life Than Be Afraid To Give It.
I Believe We Can Continue The Great Society While We Fight In Vietnam.
This Administration Here And Now Declares Unconditional War On Poverty.
Being President Is Like Being A Jackass In A Hailstorm. There's Nothing To Do But To Stand There And Take It.
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.
The Fact That A Man Is A Newspaper Reporter Is Evidence Of Some Flaw Of Character.
What Convinces Is Conviction. Believe In The Argument You're Advancing. If You Don't You're As Good As Dead. The Other Person Will Sense That Something Isn't There, And No Chain Of Reasoning, No Matter How Logical Or Elegant Or Brilliant, Will Win Your Case For You.
You Do Not Examine Legislation In The Light Of The Benefits It Will Convey If Properly Administered, But In The Light Of The Wrongs It Would Do And The Harms It Would Cause If Improperly Administered.
Poverty Must Not Be A Bar To Learning And Learning Must Offer An Escape From Poverty.
There Is But One Way For A President To Deal With Congress, And That Is Continuously, Incessantly, And Without Interruption. If It Is Really Going To Work, The Relationship Has Got To Be Almost Incestuous.
The Guns And The Bombs, The Rockets And The Warships, Are All Symbols Of Human Failure.
If The American People Don't Love Me, Their Descendants Will.
Jerry Ford Is So Dumb He Can't Fart And Chew Gum At The Same Time.
While You're Saving Your Face, You're Losing Your Ass.
I Seldom Think Of Politics More Than Eighteen Hours A Day.
I Believe The Destiny Of Your Generation - And Your Nation - Is A Rendezvous With Excellence.
Just Like The Alamo, Somebody Damn Well Needed To Go To Their Aid. Well, By God, I'm Going To Viet Nam's Aid!
The Cia Is Made Up Of Boys Whose Families Sent Them To Princeton But Wouldn't Let Them Into The Family Brokerage Business.
In Our Home There Was Always Prayer - Aloud, Proud And Unapologetic.