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

The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character.

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.

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

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.

The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance.

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.

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.

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.

I feel like I just grabbed a big juicy worm with a right sharp hook in the middle of it.

They call upon us to supply American boys to do the job that Asian boys should do.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

The atomic bomb certainly is the most powerful of all weapons but it is conclusively powerful and effective only in the hands of the nation which controls the sky.

I want to make a policy statement. I am unabashedly in favor of women.

It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention.

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