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Lyndon B. Johnson
August 27, 1908 - January 22, 1973
Nationality: American
Category: President
Subcategory: American President

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.


A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.


No member of our generation who wasn't a Communist or a dropout in the thirties is worth a damn.


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


This is not Johnson's war. This is America's war. If I drop dead tomorrow, this war will still be with you.


Whoever won't fight when the President calls him, deserves to be kicked back in his hole and kept there.


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.


You aren't learning anything when you're talking.


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.


We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.


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.


Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time.


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.


The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance.


If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.


There are no favorites in my office. I treat them all with the same general inconsideration.


It may be, it just may be, that life as we know it with its humanity is more unique than many have thought.


The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.


Freedom is not enough.


I am a freeman, an American, a United States Senator, and a Democrat, in that order.


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