The best Quotes by Lyndon B. Johnson

The best Quotes by Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 - January 22, 1973), often referred to by his initials LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th president of the United States from 1963 to 1969, after serving as vice president of John F. Kennedy from 1961 to 1963. A Democrat from Texas, Johnson also served as a U.S. representative and senator.

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Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.
If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.
signing the Wilderness Act on Sept 3, 1964

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Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
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Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
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Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
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Let every nation know... that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
John F. Kennedy - Inaugural Address
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Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is "Ich bin ein Berliner."
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Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.
To err is human. To blame someone else is politics.
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
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Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.
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The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
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American people simply will not countenance being lied to by their own President.
I had been in so many towns and cities in America with John Kennedy, but I was not with him in Dallas, Texas, on November 21, 1963.
Whole generations have forgotten history.
To outlive one's child is a terrible thing, but to do so because your child has taken his or her life is horrible.
The Gulf War is responsible for the huge and horrifying rise in Islamic terrorism.
We need to ask who is the enemy, and the enemies are terrorists.
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We should be therefore supporting a larger Europe, and in so doing we should strive to expand the zone of peace and prosperity in the world which is the necessary foundation for a stable international system in which our leadership could be fruitfully exercised.
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We should seek to cooperate with Europe, not to divide Europe to a fictitious new and a fictitious old.
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We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war.
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Eurasia is the world's axial supercontinent. A power that dominated Eurasia would exercise decisive influence over two of the world's three most economically productive regions: Western Europe and East Asia.
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Dante: "[seeing a Confederate flag] What? Are you serious?"
Lila: "Newsflash, we're in deep Texas."
The stars at night, are big and bright,
deep in the heart of Texas,
The prairie sky is wide and high,
deep in the heart of Texas.
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Of course, nobody I knew in East-Texas in 1989 cared about Newtonian Physics. The only Newtons they cared about were Wayne and Fig.
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The future is easy because it doesn't exist; but the past is painful because it lives forever.
Who told you, you have to live like today when you want to live today like tomorrow?
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Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
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A two-state solution is the only way to guarantee the long-term security of both the Israeli and the Palestinian people.
To make sure Israelis and Palestinians alike live in equal measure of freedom and dignity, we will not give up on working towards that goal.
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For the world has changed, and we must change with it.
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Ladies and gentlemen, this is a difficult moment for America. I, unfortunately, will be going back to Washington after my remarks. Today we've had a national tragedy. Two airplanes have crashed into the World Trade Center in an apparent terrorist attack on our country.
George W. Bush - September 2001
We can't do everything, but we have to do, what we can do.
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