Lady Bird Johnson quotes paint a wonderful picture of flowers and the beauty of nature. She loved wildflowers and she loved to talk about them and the environment. She often spoke about the outdoors and sometimes she may say something political or regarding humanity. However one can clearly see her love was flowers. She worked closely with Jacqueline Kennedy after her husband President John F Kennedy was assassinated to transition into the White House.
Lady Bird Johnson born Claudia Alta Taylor, later became Claudia Alta Johnson née Taylor and was the wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson. Her life of being First Lady saw her take the roll of socialite and served as the Second Lady of the United States of America. Below are a number of interesting quotes from her.
“The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.”
“The First Lady is an unpaid public servant elected by one person - her husband.”
“Wildflowers are the stuff of my heart!”
“The challenge we now face is to build on the record of the past, to continue accepting new responsibilities and seeking new opportunities to serve.”
“I have learned something about the job of being the President's wife. She is not chosen by anyone except her husband and she really has no obligations except to him.”
“A politician ought to be born a foundling and remain a bachelor.”
“When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old.”
“I was keenly aware that I had a unique opportunity, a front row seat, on an unfolding story and nobody else was going to see it from quite the vantage point that I saw it.”
“For me, books have been a life-long resource-to learning, laughter, solace, excitement, inspiration. At your library, the world awaits you, free for the asking."
"Almost every person, from childhood, has been touched by the untamed beauty of wildflowers.”
“I want us to know our world. If I lived in North Georgia on up through the Appalachians, I would be just as crazy about the mountain laurel as I am about [Texas] bluebonnets.”
“How lucky we are to have such a treasure of memories."
“There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.”
“No news at 4:30 a.m. is good.”
“It is wonderful to be in on the creation of something, see it used, and then walk away and smile at it.”
“Science and time and necessity have propelled us, the United States, to be the general store of the world, dealers in everything. Most of all, merchants for a better way of life.”
“Art is the window to man's soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within.”
“Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.”
“I believe that one of the great problems for us as individuals is the depression and the tension resulting from existence in a world which is increasingly less pleasing to the eye.”
"Walk away from it until you're stronger, All your problems will be there when you get back, but you'll be better able to cope.”
“Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.”
“A little stress and adventure is good for you, if nothing else, just to prove you are alive."
“The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.”
“Every living person and thing responds to beauty. We all thirst for it. We receive strength and renewal by seeing stirring and satisfying sites.”
“The coach has turned into a pumpkin and the mice have all run away.”
“I love Washington, but it is a self-important town.”
“The turning points of lives are not the great moments. The real crises are often concealed in occurrences so trivial in appearance that they pass unobserved.”
“We had a delicious dinner of too much.”
“Then there's the joy of getting your desk clean, and knowing that all your letters are answered, and you can see the wood on it again."
“Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable, determined and vigorous person on it. There must be somebody who provides the flame.”
“I've really tried to learn the art of clothes, because you don't sell for what you're worth unless you look good.”
“Native plants give us a sense of where we are in this great land of ours. I want Texas to look like Texas and Vermont to look like Vermont.”
“My heart found its home long ago in the beauty, mystery, order and disorder of the flowering earth. I wanted future generations to be able to savor what I had all my life.”
“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.”
“Some may wonder why I chose wildflowers when there are hunger and unemployment and the big bomb in the world. Well, I, for one, think we will survive, and I hope that along the way we can keep alive our experience with the flowering earth. For the bounty of nature is also one of the deep needs of man.”
“My special cause, the one that alerts my interest and quickens the pace of my life, is to preserve the wildflowers and native plants that define the regions of our land-to encourage and promote their use in appropriate areas, and thus help pass on to generation in waiting the quiet jobs and satisfactions I have known since my childhood.”
“There is much the government can do and should do to improve the environment. But even more important is the individual who plants a tree or cleans a corner of neglect. For it is the individual who himself benefits, and also protects a heritage of beauty for his children and future generations.”
“Though the word beautification makes the concept sound merely cosmetic, it involves much more: clean water, clean air, clean roadsides, safe waste disposal and preservation of valued old landmarks as well as great parks and wilderness areas. To me … beautification means our total concern for the physical and human quality we pass on to our children and the future.”
“Wildflowers are the stuff of my heart!”
“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.”
Lady Bird Johnson’s quotes will motivate anyone who love the outdoors and cares for the environment. Taking into considering how alarming the condition of the earth can be at this time, such a host of quotes about the environment and wildflowers seem fitting. May these remarks inspire all of us to care for our home the best we can.