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Read and Share Famous Lyndon Baines Johnson Quotes, Sayings, Quotations, Slogans etc. Enjoy These Lyndon Baines Johnson Quotes By Sharing With Your Friends, Relatives and Love One’s On Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Gmail, etc. Lyndon Baines Johnson often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969

Inspiring Lyndon Baines Johnson Quotes

Every President wants to do right.

Freedom is not enough.

Greater love hath no man than to attend the Episcopal Church with his wife.

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

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.

I believe the destiny of your generation – and your nation – is a rendezvous with excellence.

I believe we can continue the Great Society while we fight in Vietnam.

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.

I feel like I just grabbed a big juicy worm with a right sharp hook in the middle of it.

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.

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.

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.

I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day.

I want to make a policy statement. I am unabashedly in favor of women.

I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help – and God’s.

Motivating Lyndon Baines Johnson Quotes

I’d rather give my life than be afraid to give it.

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: “President Can’t Swim.

If the American people don’t love me, their descendants will.

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

If you let a bully come in your front yard, he’ll be on your porch the next day and the day after that he’ll rape your wife in your own bed.

I’m the only president you’ve got.

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.

In our home there was always prayer – aloud, proud and unapologetic.

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.


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.

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.

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

Jack was out kissing babies while I was out passing bills. Someone had to tend the store.

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

Remarkable Lyndon Baines Johnson Quotes

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.

Just like the Alamo, somebody damn well needed to go to their aid. Well, by God, I’m going to Viet Nam’s aid!

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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