Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after serving as the 37th Vice President of the United States under President John F. Kennedy from 1961 to 1963. Johnson is one of only four people who have served in all four federal elected positions.

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Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

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.

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.

It may be, it just may be, that life as we know it, with its humanity, is more unique than many have thought.

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

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

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.

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.

It is always a strain when people are being killed. I don't think anybody has held this job who hasn't felt personally responsible for those being killed.

The moon and other celestial bodies should be free for exploration and use by all countries. No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty.

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.

If you let a bully come in your front yard he'll be on your porch the next day and the day after that he'll rape your wife in your own bed.

The noblest search is the search for excellence.

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

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.

I am making a collection of the things my opponents have found me to be and when this election is over I am going to open a museum and put them on display.

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

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

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

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