85 Total Quotes

Lyndon Johnson Quotes

Lyndon 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 Johnson
#Country

Lyndon 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 Johnson
#American President Quotes #Legislation

Lyndon Johnson
Light at the end of the tunnel? We don't even have a tunnel; we don't even know where the tunnel is.
Lyndon Johnson
#Light

Lyndon Johnson
Poverty has many roots, but the tap root is ignorance
Lyndon Johnson
#Ignorance

Lyndon Johnson
A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman... They are both... lawbreakers, destroyers of constitutional rights and liberties and ultimately destroyers of a free America.
Lyndon Johnson
#Civil Rights

Lyndon Johnson
We did not choose to be the guardians of the gate, but there is no one else.
Lyndon Johnson
#American President Quotes

Lyndon 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 Johnson
#American President Quotes #Happiness

Lyndon 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 Johnson
#American President Quotes #Colors

Lyndon Johnson
The hungry world cannot be fed until and unless the growth of its resources and the growth of its population come into balance. Each man and woman-and each nation --must make decisions of conscience and policy in the face of this great problem.
Lyndon Johnson
#Population #Growth

Lyndon 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 Johnson
#Space #Country

Lyndon Johnson
It should be a place where each individual's dignity and self-respect is strengthened by the respect and affection of his neighbors. It should be a place where each of us can find the satisfaction and warmth which comes from being a member of the community of man. This is what man sought at the dawn of civilization. It is what we seek today.
Lyndon Johnson
#Affection

Lyndon Johnson
Jerry Ford is so dumb that he can't fart and chew gum at the same time.
Lyndon Johnson
#American President Quotes

Lyndon Johnson
The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents. It is a place where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demands of commerce but the desire for beauty and the hunger for community. It is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goals than the quantity of their goods.
Lyndon Johnson
#Knowledge #Twentieth Century

Lyndon Johnson
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.
Lyndon Johnson
#American President Quotes #America

Lyndon Johnson
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.
Lyndon Johnson
#American President Quotes #Distrust

Lyndon Johnson
They call upon us to supply American boys to do the job that Asian boys should do.
Lyndon Johnson
#American President Quotes #Boys

Lyndon 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 Johnson
#Prayer

Lyndon Johnson
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.
Lyndon Johnson
#Churches

Lyndon Johnson
If one little old general in shirt sleeves can take Saigon, think about 200 million Chinese comin' down those trails. No sir, I don't want to fight them.
Lyndon Johnson
#Chinese

Lyndon Johnson
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Lyndon Johnson
#American President Quotes #inspirational