Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes

Lyndon B Johnson

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Lyndon Baines Johnson was born in a Stonewall, Texas, farmhouse in 1908 to a local political family. He was the 36th president of the United States from 1963 to 1969. Previously, he served as the 37th vice president under President John F. Kennedy from 1961 to 1963.


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1. Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

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

3. 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.

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

5. 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.

6. There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

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

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

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.