Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes

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Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes

A man without a vote is man without protection.
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I may not know much, but I know chicken shit from chicken salad.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

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

— Lyndon B. Johnson

Doing what's right isn't the problem. It is knowing what's right.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

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

— Lyndon B. Johnson

What convinces is conviction.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

Today, 8 million adult Americans, more than the entire population of Michigan, have not finished 5 years of school. Nearly 20 million have not finished 8 years of school. Nearly 54 million - more than one-quarter of all America - have not even finished high school.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

The Secretary of Labor is in charge of finding you a job, the Secretary of the Treasury is in charge of taking half the money you make away from you, and the Attorney General is in charge of suing you for the other half.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

In a nation of millions and a world of billions, the individual is still the first and basic agent of change.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

We do not want an expanding struggle with consequences, that no one can perceive, nor will we bluster or bully or flaunt our power, but we will not surrender and we will not retreat, for
behind our American pledge lies the determination and resources, I believe, of all of the American nation.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

But we have not used our waters well. Our major rivers are defiled by noxious debris. Pollutants from cities and industries kill the fish in our streams. Many waterways are covered with oil slicks and contain growths of algae that destroy productive life and make the water unfit for recreation. "Polluted Water-No Swimming" has become a familiar sign on too many beaches and rivers. A lake that has served many generations of men now can be destroyed by man in less than one generation.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

No one has the right to use America's rivers and America's Waterways, that belong to all the people. as a sewer. The banks of a river may belong to one man or one industry or one State, but the waters which flow between the banks should belong to all the people.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

Every man should know that his conversations, his correspondence, and his personal life are private.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

And Americans have always stood ready to pay the cost in energy and treasure which are needed to make those goals a reality.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

We will not have served the water needs of Americans if we meet only the requirements of today's population. A prudent nation must look ahead and plan for tomorrow.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

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