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Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes

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.

Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one.

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.

Did you ever think that making a speech on economics is a lot like pissing down your leg? It seems hot to you, but it never does to anyone else.

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 feel like I just grabbed a big juicy worm with a right sharp hook in the middle of it.

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.