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Summary

Lyndon B. Johnson was a famous President from USA, who lived between August 27, 1908 and January 22, 1973.

Biography

Lyndon Baines Johnson, also called LBJ (born in Stonewall, Texas, USA) was an American politician, representing the Democratic Party. He was U.S. Vice President under John F. Kennedy, 20 January 1961 to 22 november 1963. He became America's 36th after the assassination of President Kennedy.

He was elected to Congress in 1937. In 1941 he put the nomination in the Senate against the incumbent governor of Texas, W. Lee O'Daniel, but lost in a controversial election. He tried again in 1948 and won in probably a controversial choice. In 1953 he was elected Minority Leader in the Senate. In 1954 he was re-elected, and since Democrats won a majority, he became majority leader.

In 1960, he asked which presidential candidate in the primary election but was defeated by John F. Kennedy. Kennedy nominated Johnson for vice president, and together they beat as far as Richard M. Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.. in the presidential election in November.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 70 quotes who is written / told by Lyndon, under the main topic History.

Related authors: Everett Dirksen, John Connally, Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., Henry Cabot Lodge, Bob Hope, Richard M. Nixon, John W. Gardner, John F. Kennedy

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_B._Johnson

Famous quotes by Lyndon B. Johnson (70)


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"The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance"
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"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"
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"If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"We did not choose to be the guardians of the gate, but there is no one else"
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"The last thing I wanted to do was to be a wartime President"
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"Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time"
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"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"
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"While you're saving your face, you're losing your ass"
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"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"
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"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"
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"When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be a mayor"
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"When I was young, poverty was so common that we didn't know it had a name"
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"When I was a boy we didn't wake up with Vietnam and have Cyprus for lunch and the Congo for dinner"
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"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"
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"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"
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"We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors"
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"We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood"
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"They call upon us to supply American boys to do the job that Asian boys should do"
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"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"
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"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"
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"There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves"
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"There are no favorites in my office. I treat them all with the same general inconsideration"
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"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"
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"The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being"
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"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"
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"The noblest search is the search for excellence"
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"Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"No member of our generation who wasn't a Communist or a dropout in the thirties is worth a damn"
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"Just like the Alamo, somebody damn well needed to go to their aid. Well, by God, I'm going to Viet Nam's aid!"
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"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"
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"If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim.""
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"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"
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"I'm tired. I'm tired of feeling rejected by the American people. I'm tired of waking up in the middle of the night worrying about the war"
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"I'm the only president you've got"
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"I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it"
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"I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help - and God's"
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"I want to make a policy statement. I am unabashedly in favor of women"
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"I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"I feel like I just grabbed a big juicy worm with a right sharp hook in the middle of it"
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"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"
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"I believe we can continue the Great Society while we fight in Vietnam"
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"I believe the destiny of your generation - and your nation - is a rendezvous with excellence"
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"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"
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"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"
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"I am a freeman, an American, a United States Senator, and a Democrat, in that order"
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"Greater love hath no man than to attend the Episcopal Church with his wife"
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"Freedom is not enough"
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"Every President wants to do right"
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"Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath"
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"Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity"
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"Doing what's right isn't the problem. It is knowing what's right"
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"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"
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"Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one"
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"A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right"
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"A man without a vote is man without protection"
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"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"
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"The Russians feared Ike. They didn't fear me"
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"Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it"


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