Lyndon Johnson, fully Lyndon Baines Johnson, aka LBJ

Lyndon
Johnson, fully Lyndon Baines Johnson, aka LBJ
1908
1973

American Politician, 36th President of the United States

Author Quotes

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

As man increases his knowledge of the heavens, why should he fear the unknown on earth? As man draws nearer to the stars, why should he not also draw nearer to his neighbor?

Extremism is the pursuit of the Presidency is an unpardonable vice. Moderation in the affairs of the nation is the highest virtue.

If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better.

In this age when there can be no losers in peace and no victors in war - we must recognize the obligation to match national strength with national restraint.

Poverty has many roots, but the tap root is ignorance.

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 services 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.

The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure. They are necessary symbols. They protect what we cherish. But they are witness to human folly.

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.

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.

We are in the midst of a great transition from narrow nationalism to international partnership.

In this age when there can be no losers in peace and no victors in war, we must recognize the obligation to match national strength with national restraint.

No man should think that peace comes easily. Peace does not come by merely wanting it, or shouting for it, or marching down Main Street for it. Peace is built brick by brick, mortared by the stubborn effort and the total energy and imagination of able and dedicated men. And it is built in the living faith that, in the end, man can and will master his own destiny.

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First Name
Lyndon
Last Name
Johnson, fully Lyndon Baines Johnson, aka LBJ
Birth Date
1908
Death Date
1973
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American Politician, 36th President of the United States