Lyndon B Johnson quotes

Born
August 27, 1908 Stonewall, Texas, U.S.

Died
January 22, 1973.

Occupation
Politician, president.

Lyndon B Johnson was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after having served as the 37th Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963.

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
– Lyndon B Johnson
The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance.
– Lyndon B Johnson
We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.
– Lyndon B Johnson
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.
– Lyndon B Johnson
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
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.
– Lyndon B Johnson
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: ‘President Can’t Swim.’
– Lyndon B 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 B 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 B Johnson
A President’s hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.
– Lyndon B Johnson
Freedom is not enough.
– Lyndon B Johnson
If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.
– Lyndon B Johnson
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.
– Lyndon B 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 B Johnson
We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.
– Lyndon B Johnson
If the American people don’t love me, their descendants will.
– Lyndon B Johnson
The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character.
– Lyndon B Johnson
The Russians feared Ike. They didn’t fear me.
– Lyndon B Johnson
I’d rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
– Lyndon B Johnson
You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking.
– Lyndon B Johnson
Jerry Ford is so dumb he can’t fart and chew gum at the same time.
– Lyndon B Johnson
Every President wants to do right.
– Lyndon B Johnson
In our home there was always prayer – aloud, proud and unapologetic.
– Lyndon B Johnson
When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be a mayor.
– Lyndon B Johnson
Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
– Lyndon B Johnson
Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath.
– Lyndon B Johnson
Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.
– Lyndon B Johnson
We did not choose to be the guardians of the gate, but there is no one else.
– Lyndon B Johnson
I feel like I just grabbed a big juicy worm with a right sharp hook in the middle of it.
– Lyndon B Johnson