Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes About Freedom, Protection, Poverty

Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes About Freedom, Protection, Poverty

Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes:

A man without a vote is 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

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

Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Read more: Tom Ford Quotes

Freedom is not enough.

Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
Source: YouTube

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

I feel like I just grabbed a big juicy worm with a right sharp hook in the middle of 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

I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help – and God’s.

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

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

It may be, it just may be, that life as we know it with its humanity is more unique than many have thought.

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

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

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 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

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

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

The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character.

Lyndon B. Johnson

The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance.

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

Also read: Top 10 Michelle Obama Quotes On Success

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

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

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

The noblest search is the search for excellence.

Lyndon B. Johnson

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 B. Johnson

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.

Lyndon B. Johnson

They call upon us to supply American boys to do the job that Asian boys should do.

Lyndon B. Johnson

This is a moment that I deeply wish my parents could have lived to share. My father would have enjoyed what you have so generously said of me-and my mother would have believed it.

Lyndon B. Johnson

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.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men’s skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.

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

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

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

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

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

While you’re saving your face, you’re losing your ass.

Lyndon B. Johnson

You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking.

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Who is Lyndon B. Johnson?

From 1963 until 1969, Lyndon Baines Johnson, also known by his initials LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States. He had previously served as President John F. Kennedy’s 37th vice president from 1961 to 1963. Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Johnson assumed office.