Lyndon B Johnson quotes cover an array of issues that include governance and the Vietnam war. He was the very conscious of his wife Lady Bird Johnson and her happiness and thought it best to let her do as she pleased. During the Vietnam war he came to logger heads with Muhammad Ali who refused to be drafted into the U.S. Army to fight. Despite sending many of his countrymen to war he disliked the idea.
Lyndon B Johnson was the 36th President of the United States of America. He was an American politician that took office while he was the Vice President after President John F Kennedy was assassinated. It was during his time as President that America fought in the Vietnam war that saw many lose their lives, something that has troubled him as President. Below are a number of his quotes.
“There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves."
“Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it."
“I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help - and God's."
“If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim.'”
“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.”
"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."
“Freedom is not enough."
“I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it."
“This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty."
“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."
“We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society."
“They call upon us to supply American boys to do the job that Asian boys should do."
“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."
“The presidency has made every man who occupied it, no matter how small, bigger than he was; and no matter how big, not big enough for its demands."
“The Russians feared Ike. They didn't fear me."
“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."
“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."
“Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath."
“There are plenty of recommendations on how to get out of trouble cheaply and fast. Most of them come down to this: Deny your responsibility."
"The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business."
“Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time."
"I feel like I just grabbed a big juicy worm with a right sharp hook in the middle of it."
“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."
"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."
“Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty."
“I believe the destiny of your generation - and your nation - is a rendezvous with excellence."
“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."
"In our home there was always prayer - aloud, proud and unapologetic."
"It may be, it just may be, that life as we know it with its humanity is more unique than many have thought."
“Greater love hath no man than to attend the Episcopal Church with his wife."
“The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character"
“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."
“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."
“There are no favorites in my office. I treat them all with the same general inconsideration."
“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."
“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."
“I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day."
“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."
“When I was young, poverty was so common that we didn't know it had a name."
“Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity."
“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."
“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."
“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 quotes share a troubling time in American politics and society as a whole. With the constant threat of war still all around, maybe there is something said that cam be an inspiration to someone. I hope these quotes will encourage us all to live in peace together.