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Lyndon B. Johnson

Motivational Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes and Sayings

Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes:-Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to by his initials LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th president of the United States from 1963 to 1969. Formerly the 37th vice president of the United States from 1961 to 1963, he assumed the presidency following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. A Democrat from Texas, Johnson also served as a United States Representative and as the Majority Leader in the United States Senate.

Johnson ran for the Democratic nomination in the 1960 presidential election. Although unsuccessful, he accepted the invitation of then-Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts to be his running mate. They went on to win a close election over the Republican ticket of Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. On November 22, 1963, Kennedy was assassinated and Johnson succeeded him as president. The following year, Johnson won a landslide in 1964, defeating Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona.


Inspirational Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes


“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 B. Johnson


“A man without a vote is a man without protection.”Lyndon B. Johnson


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


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On politics


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


“Doing what’s right isn’t the problem. It is knowing what’s right.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.”-Lyndon B. Johnson

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“Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“Every President wants to do right.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On Freedom


“Freedom is not enough.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“Greater love hath no man than to attend the Episcopal Church with his wife.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“I am a freeman, an American, a United States Senator, and a Democrat, in that order.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On Society


“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.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“I am making a collection of the things my opponents have found me to be and, when this election is over, I am going to open a museum and put them on display.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On Excellence


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

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“I believe we can continue the Great Society while we fight in Vietnam.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“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 B. Johnson


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


“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 B. Johnson


“I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being a jackass caught in a hail storm. You’ve got to just stand there and take it.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On Strength


“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


“I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“I want to make a policy statement. I am unabashedly in favor of women.”-Lyndon B. Johnson

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


“Id rather give my life than be afraid to give it.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On Technology


“If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.”-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


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On Love


“If the American people don’t love me, their descendants will.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“I’m the only president you’ve got.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“In our home, there was always prayer – aloud, proud and unapologetic.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On People


“It is always a strain when people are being killed. I don’t think anybody has held this job who hasn’t felt personally responsible for those being killed.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“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.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“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.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On Humanity


“It may be, it just maybe, that life as we know it with its humanity is more unique than many have thought.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“Jack was out kissing babies while I was out passing bills. Someone had to tend the store.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


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


“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.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On God


“Just like the Alamo, somebody damn well needed to go to their aid. Well, by God, I’m going to Viet Nam’s aid!”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“No member of our generation who wasn’t a Communist or a dropout in the thirties is worth a damn.”-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


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On Happy


“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


“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.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On Numbers


“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


“Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On Freedom


“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.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


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


“Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On Presidents


“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 B. Johnson


“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.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“We did not choose to be the guardians of the gate, but there is no one else.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On Education


“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 B. Johnson


“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


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On Opportunity


“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 live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood.”-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


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On Believe


“What convinces is a 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


“What we won when all of our people united must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On Dinner


“When I was a boy we didn’t wake up with Vietnam and have Cyprus for lunch and the Congo for dinner.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“When I was young, poverty was so common that we didn’t know it had a name.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be a mayor.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“When things haven’t gone well for you, call in a secretary or a staff man and chew him out. You will sleep better and they will appreciate the attention.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On Liberty


“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.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“While you’re saving your face, you’re losing your ass.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“Whoever won’t fight when the President calls him, deserves to be kicked back in his hole and kept there.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


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


“You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes On Light


“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 B. Johnson


“You might say that Lyndon Johnson is a cross between a Baptist preacher and a cowboy.”-Lyndon B. Johnson


“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.”-Lyndon B. Johnson