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Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908–January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician. After serving a long career in U.S. legislatures, Johnson became the Vice President under John F. Kennedy (1961–1963) and later succeeded to the 36th Presidency (1963–1969) after Kennedy's assassination.
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The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way, and the other is to let her have it.

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations.

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

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.

Lyndon B. Johnson

It is the excitement of becoming - always becoming, trying, probing, falling, resting, and trying again- but always trying and always gaining...

Lyndon B. Johnson

Learn from your dreams what you lack.

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

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.

Lyndon B. Johnson

A compassionate government keeps faith with the trust of the people and cherishes the future of their children.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Where legitimate opportunities are closed, illegitimate opportunities are seized. Whatever opens opportunity and hope will help to prevent crime and foster responsibility.

Lyndon B. Johnson

We often say how impressive power is. But I do not find it impressive at all. The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure. They are necessary symbols that protect what we cherish.

Lyndon B. Johnson

The exercise of power in this century has meant for all of us in the United States not arrogance, but agony.

Lyndon B. Johnson

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.

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

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.

Lyndon B. Johnson

I am going to build the kind of nation that President Roosevelt hoped for, President Truman worked for, and President Kennedy died for.

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.

Lyndon B. Johnson

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.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Freedom is not enough.

Lyndon B. Johnson

We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.

Lyndon B. Johnson
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