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Lyndon Baines Johnson was born on August 27, 1908. They have always been known as “LBJs”. He was the 36th President of the United States, serving from 1963-1969. After the death of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, Johnson took over as President of the Nation. In an earlier address to Congress, Johnson pledged support for Kennedy’s legislative agenda, which included civil rights and education laws.

Johnson was a high school teacher before beginning his political career. He won election to the House of Representatives in 1937. Johnson died suddenly of a heart attack at his Texas ranch on January 22nd, 1973. here, Lyndon B. Johnson, Lyndon b johnson facts, Lyndon Baines Johnson Quotes, and Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes Given that you can share on Facebook and Twitter.

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Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes

1. “A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he’s going to get sick on it.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

2. “A man without a vote is man without protection.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

3. “Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

4. “Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There’s nothing to do but to stand there and take it.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

5. “Curtis Le May wants to bomb Hanoi and Haiphong. You know how he likes to go around bombing.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

6. “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.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

7. “Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

8. “Every citizen will be able, in his productive years when he is earning, to insure himself against the ravages of illness in his old age.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

9. “Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

10. “For Bird, still a girl of principles, ideals and refinement – from her admirer, Lyndon.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

11. “Freedom is not enough.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

12. “I believe the destiny of your generation-and your nation-is a rendezvous with excellence.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

13. “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.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

14. “I feel like I just grabbed a big juicy worm with a right sharp hook in the middle of it.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

15. “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.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

16. “I hear the headlines on the radio, see them on TV and read them in the paper. When I hear from the men out there, I sometimes don’t believe they are talking about the same situation.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

17. “I never trust a man unless I’ve got his pecker in my pocket.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

18. “I want to make a policy statement. I am unabashedly in favor of women.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

19. “I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help-and God’s.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

20. “I’d rather give my life than be afraid to give it.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

21. “Organized crime constitutes nothing less than a guerilla war against society.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

22. “Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

23. “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.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

24. “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

25. “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.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

26. “You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

27. “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.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

28. “Democracy is a constant tension between truth and half-truth and, in the arsenal of truth, there is no greater weapon than fact.“ – Lyndon B. Johnson

29. “We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.“ – Lyndon B. Johnson

30. “This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty.“ – Lyndon B. Johnson

31. “In this age when there can be no losers in peace and no victors in war, we must recognize the obligation to match national strength with national restraint.“
– Lyndon B. Johnson

32. “Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.“ – Lyndon B. Johnson

33. “War is always the same. It is young men dying in the fullness of their promise. It is trying to kill a man that you do not even know well enough to hate. Therefore, to know war is to know that there is still madness in the world.“ – Lyndon B. Johnson

34. “A compassionate government keeps faith with the trust of the people and cherishes the future of their children.“ – Lyndon B. Johnson

35. “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.“ – Lyndon B. Johnson

36. “I seldom think of politics more than 18 hours a day.“
– Lyndon B. Johnson

37. “We Americans know-although others appear to forget-the risk of spreading conflict. We still seek no wider war. (On ordering retaliatory action against North Vietnam)“ – Lyndon B. Johnson

38. “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.“ – Lyndon B. Johnson

39. “America has not always been kind to its artists and scholars. Somehow the scientists always seem to get the penthouse while the arts and humanities get the basement.“ – Lyndon B. Johnson

40. “The American city should be a collection of communities where every member has a right to belong. It should be a place where every man feels safe on his streets and in the house of his friends. It should be a place where each individual’s dignity and self-respect is strengthened by the respect and affection of his neighbors. It should be a place where each of us can find the satisfaciton and warmth which comes from being a member of the community of man. This is what man sought at the dawn of civilzation. It is what we seek today.“ – Lyndon B. Johnson

41. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.“ – Lyndon B. Johnson

42. “It is the excitement of becoming – always becoming, trying, probing, falling, resting, and trying again- but always trying and always gaining…“ – Lyndon B. Johnson

43. “The noblest search is the search for excellence.“
– Lyndon B. Johnson

44. “America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations.“ – Lyndon B. Johnson

45. “I knew from the start if I left a woman I really loved — the Great Society — in order to fight that bitch of a war in Vietnam then I would lose everything at home. My hopes my dreams.“ – Lyndon B. Johnson

46. “Jerry Ford is so dumb he can’t fart and chew gum at the same time.“ – Lyndon B. Johnson

47. “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

48. “I believe that the essence of government lies with unceasing concern for the welfare and dignity and decency and innate integrity of life for every individual. I dont like to say this and wish I didnt have to add these words to make it clear but I willregardless of color, creed, ancestry, sex or age.“ – Lyndon B. Johnson

49. “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

50. “Education will not cure all the problems of society, but without it no cure for any problem is possible.”
– Lyndon B. Johnson

51. “A President’s hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.”-  Lyndon B. Johnson

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