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Lyndon Johnson

1908-1973 ,  American President [1963-1969]
Lyndon JohnsonThe 36th president of the United States (1963–69). A moderate Democrat and vigorous leader in the United States Senate, Johnson was elected vice president in 1960 and acceded to the presidency in 1963 upon the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy.
During his administration he signed into law the Civil Rights Act (1964), the most comprehensive civil rights legislation since the Reconstruction era.
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We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.

The noblest search is the search for excellence.

I'd rather have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in.

about Edgar J Hoover

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

Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.

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.

about withdrawing from Vietnam

When things haven't gone well for you, call in a secretary or a staff man and chew him out. You will sleep better and they will appreciate the attention.

The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business.

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

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

I seldom think of politics more than 18 hours a day.

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

Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance.

I may not know much, but I know chicken shit from chicken salad.

Guns and bombs, rockets and warships, are all symbols of human failure.

While you're saving your face, you're losing your ass.

We did not choose to be the guardians of the gate, but there is no one else.

You know, doing what is right is easy. The problem is knowing what is right.

There’s America, there’s the South, and then there’s Mississippi.

Personal Stories

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

“Jack” being the president J.F. Kennedy

Funny Quotes

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


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