Lyndon Baines Johnson Quotes (78 quotations)

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1. 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 Baines Johnson

2. A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

3. A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman ... They are both ... lawbreakers, destroyers of constitutional rights and liberties and ultimately destroyers of a free America. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

4. All that Hubert needs over there is a gal to answer the phone and a pencil with an eraser on it. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

5. America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

6. Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

7. Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

8. Curtis Le May wants to bomb Hanoi and Haiphong. You know how he likes to go around bombing. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

9. Every citizen will be able, in his productive years when he is earning, to insure himself against the ravages of illness in his old age. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

10. Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

11. For Bird, still a girl of principles, ideals and refinement-from her admirer, Lyndon. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

12. Freedom is not enough. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

13. Gerry Ford is a nice guy, but he played too much football with his helmet off. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

14. Greater love hath no man than to attend the Episcopal Church with his wife. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

15. Hell, by the time a man scratches his ass, clear his throat, and tells me how smart he is, we've already wasted fifteen minutes. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

16. Hell, it's just like the Alamo, and you damn well needed somebody. Well, by God, I'm going to go and thank the Lord that I've got men who want to go with me, from [Secretary of Defense] McNamara right on down to the littlest private who's carrying a gun. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

17. I believe the destiny of your generation-and your nation-is a rendezvous with excellence. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

18. I believe, with abiding conviction, that this people-nurtured by their deep faith, tutored by their hard lessons, moved by their high aspirations-have the will to meet the trials that these times impose. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

19. 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 Baines Johnson

20. I feel like I just grabbed a big juicy worm with a right sharp hook in the middle of it. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

21. I greet you as the shapers of American society. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

22. 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. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

23. I hear the headlines on the radio, see them on TV and read them in the paper. When I hear from the men out there, I sometimes don't believe they are talking about the same situation. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

24. I never trust a man unless I've got his pecker in my pocket. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

25. 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. - Lyndon Baines Johnson

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