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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Every President wants to do right.

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

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

Whether we are New Dealer Old Dealer Liberty Leaguer or Red whether we agree or not we still have the right to think and speak how we feel.

If the American people don't love me their descendants will.

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.

We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society but upward to the Great Society.

No member of our generation who wasn't a Communist or a dropout in the thirties is worth a damn.

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.

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

One lesson you better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the President.

I believe we can continue the Great Society while we fight in Vietnam.

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

The last thing I wanted to do was to be a wartime President.

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

Just like the Alamo somebody damn well needed to go to their aid. Well by God I'm going to Viet Nam's aid!

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.

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.

You've got to work things out in the cloakroom and when you've got them worked out you can debate a little before you vote.

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.

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