Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes

Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for good.

~ Lyndon B. Johnson

The presidency has made every man who occupied it, no matter how small, bigger than he was and no matter how big, not big enough for its demands.

~ Lyndon B. Johnson

The Negro says, 'Now.' Others say, 'Never.' The voice of responsible Americans ... says, 'Together.' There is no other way.

~ Lyndon B. Johnson

The noblest search is the search for excellence.

~ Lyndon B. Johnson

I greet you as the shapers of American society.

~ Lyndon B. Johnson

It is the common failing of totalitarian regimes that they cannot really understand the nature of our democracy. They mistake dissent for disloyalty. They mistake restlessness for a rejection of policy. They mistake a few committees for a country. They misjudge individual speeches for public policy. (Answering North Vietnamese charge that US could not endure)

~ 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

Light at the end of the tunnel We don't even have a tunnel we don't even know where the tunnel is.

~ Lyndon B. Johnson

I want to make a policy statement. I am unabashedly in favor of women. (On appointing 10 women to top government positions)

~ 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

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