Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes

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Freedom is not enough.
— Lyndon B. Johnson

freedom

Voting, the first duty of democracy.
— Lyndon B. Johnson

voting

Not merely a nation but a nation of nations.
— Lyndon B. Johnson

America

Success only feeds the appetite of aggression.
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aggression

More than any country, ours is an automobile society.
— Lyndon B. Johnson

cars

Poverty has many roots, but the tap root is ignorance.
— Lyndon B. Johnson

poverty education

I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day.
— Lyndon B. Johnson

politics

More than any country ours [America] is an automobile society.
— Lyndon B. Johnson

America cars

Science can not only make man richer—but science can make man better.
— Lyndon B. Johnson

science

I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help - and God's.
— Lyndon B. Johnson

leadership

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

religion

You know, doing what is right is easy. The problem is knowing what is right.

right and wrong

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

peace

There is no greater wrong, in our democracy, than violent, willful disregard of law.
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law

Law enforcement cannot succeed without the sustained—and informed—interest of all citizens.
— Lyndon B. Johnson

law

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.

oratory

Our nation's long neglect of minorities whose skin is dark is perhaps only a little worse than our neglect of another minority whose hair is white.
— Lyndon B. Johnson

prejudice

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
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

peace

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

war

I don't want loyalty, I want loyalty.  I want him to kiss my ass in Macy's window at high noon and tell me it smells like roses.  I want his pecker in my pocket.

loyalty

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

opportunity

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

praise

Until justice is blind to colour, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the colour of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.
— Lyndon B. Johnson

justice race

The idea of a college education for all young people of capacity, provided at nominal cost by their own States, is very peculiarly American. We in America invented the idea. We in America have developed it with remarkable speed.
— Lyndon B. Johnson

college