Lyndon B. Johnson

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Lyndon Baines Johnson (/ˈlɪndən ˈbeɪnz ˈdʒɒnsən/; August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after serving as the 37th Vice President of the United States under President John F. Kennedy, from 1961 to 1963. Johnson was a Democrat from Texas, who served as a United States Representative from 1937 to 1949 and as a United States Senator from 1949 to 1961. He spent six years as Senate Majority Leader, two as Senate Minority Leader, and two as Senate Majority Whip. Johnson ran for the Democratic nomination in the 1960 presidential election. Although unsuccessful, he was chosen by Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts to be his running mate. They went on to win a close election over Richard Nixon and Johnson was sworn in as Vice President on January 20, 1961. Two years and ten months la... More

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Lyndon B. Johnson #War

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson 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.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Society

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Best #God

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help - and God's.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Business #Family

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

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Failure

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Faith #Freedom #Society

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson Our society is illuminated by the spiritual insights of the Hebrew prophets. America and Israel have a common love of human freedom, and they have a common faith in a democratic way of life.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Faith #Strength

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Age #Education #Society

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Fear

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Fear #History

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson The Russians feared Ike. They didn't fear me.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Freedom

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson Freedom is not enough.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Freedom

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Government #Society

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson 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.
Lyndon B. Johnson #History

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Home

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson In our home there was always prayer - aloud, proud and unapologetic.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Learning

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson You aren't learning anything when you're talking.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Learning

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Peace #Time

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Politics

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson 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.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Politics

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson I seldom think of politics more than eighteen hours a day.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Relationship #Work

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson There is but one way for a president to deal with Congress, and that is continuously, incessantly, and without interruption. If it is really going to work, the relationship has got to be almost incestuous.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Society

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson I believe we can continue the Great Society while we fight in Vietnam.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Society #Women

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of our historic society seems to me the equivalent of closing male eyes to female facts.
Lyndon B. Johnson #Strength

Photo of Lyndon B. Johnson The men who have guided the destiny of the United States have found the strength for their tasks by going to their knees. This private unity of public men and their God is an enduring source of reassurance for the people of America.