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All Quotes by author - Lyndon B. Johnson
" 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. "
" A man without a vote is man without protection. "
" A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right. "
" Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it. "
" Doing what's right isn't the problem. It is knowing what's right. "
" Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity. "
" Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath. "
" 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 concerned about the whole man. I am concerned about what the people, using their government as an instrument and a tool, can do toward building the whole man, which will mean a better society and a better world. "
" 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'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it. "
" I feel like I just grabbed a big juicy worm with a right sharp hook in the middle of it. "
" If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with 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. "
" 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'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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
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