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The Best Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes  

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A list of the best Lyndon B. Johnson quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Lyndon B. Johnson quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Lyndon B. Johnson quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Lyndon B. Johnson should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Lyndon B. Johnson quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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Boys, I may not know much, but I know chicken shit from chicken salad. Lyndon B. Johnson
You aren't learning anything when you're talking. Lyndon B. Johnson
Every child must be encouraged to get as much education as he has the ability to take. We want this not only for his sakebut for the nations sake. Nothing matters more to the future of our country: not military preparednessfor armed might is worthless if we lack the brain power to build a world of peace; not our productive economyfor we cannot sustain growth without trained manpower; not our democratic system of governmentfor freedom is fragile if citizens are ignorant. Lyndon B. Johnson
I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it. Lyndon B. Johnson
There can no longer be anyone too poor to vote. Lyndon B. Johnson
I am going to build the kind of nation that President Roosevelt hoped for, President Truman worked for, and President Kennedy died for. Lyndon B. Johnson
The American city should be a collection of communities where every member has a right to belong. It should be a place where every man feels safe on his streets and in the house of his friends. It should be a place where each individuals dignity and self-respect is strengthened by the respect and affection of his neighbors. It should be a place where each of us can find the satisfaction and warmth which comes from being a member of the community of man. This is what man sought at the dawn of civilization. It is what we seek today. Lyndon B. Johnson
Heck by the time a man scratches his behind, clears his throat, and tells me how smart he is, we've already wasted fifteen minutes. Lyndon B. Johnson
A president's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right. Lyndon B. Johnson
We come to reason, not to dominate. We do not seek to have our way, but to find a common way. Lyndon B. Johnson
The guns and bombs, the rockets and the warships, all are symbols of human failure. Lyndon B. Johnson
A man without a vote is man without protection. Lyndon B. Johnson
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 serves 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. Lyndon B. Johnson
Every man should know that his conversations, his correspondence, and his personal life are private. I have urged Congressexcept when the Nations security is at staketo take action to that end. Lyndon B. Johnson
If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better. Lyndon B. Johnson
The world has narrowed to a neighborhood before it has broadened to a brotherhood. Lyndon B. Johnson
Son, in politics you've got to learn that overnight chicken shit can turn to chicken salad. Lyndon B. Johnson
We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood. Lyndon B. Johnson
As man draws nearer to the stars, why should he not also draw nearer to his neighbor? 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
Our mission is at once the oldest and the most basic of this country: to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man. Because all Americans just must have the right to vote. And we are going to give them that right. All Americans must have the privileges of citizenship regardless of race. And they are going to have those privileges of citizenship regardless of race. Lyndon B. Johnson
It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention. Lyndon B. Johnson
Doing what's right isn't the problem. It is knowing what's right. Lyndon B. Johnson
If you're I politics and you can't tell when you walk into a room who's for you and who's against you, then you're in the wrong line of work. Lyndon B. Johnson
To hunger for use and to go unused is the worst hunger of all. Lyndon B. Johnson