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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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.

Freedom is not enough.

Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath.

We did not choose to be the guardians of the gate but there is no one else.

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.

The guns and the bombs the rockets and the warships are all symbols of human failure.

This is not Johnson's war. This is America's war. If I drop dead tomorrow this war will still be with you.

There are no problems we cannot solve together and very few that we can solve by ourselves.

The men who have guided the destiny of the United States have found the strength for their tasks by going to their knees. This private unity of public men and their God is an enduring source of reassurance for the people of America.

This administration here and now declares unconditional war on 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.

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.

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

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.

I am concerned about the whole man. I am concerned about what the people using their government as an instrument and a tool can do toward building the whole man which will mean a better society and a better world.

I'm the only president you've got.

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