Lyndon Baines Johnson

(1908_1973 / Stonewall, Texas)

Lyndon Baines Johnson Quotes

  • ''The thing I would like to do most is to find somehow to bring peace to the world. It has eluded me.''
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), U.S. president. Dallas (Texas) Morning News (January 14, 1969). On the twilight of the presidency.
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  • ''All the historians are Harvard people. It just isn't fair. Poor old Hoover from West Branch, Iowa, had no chance with that crowd; nor did Andrew Jackson from Tennessee. Nor does Lyndon Johnson from Stonewall, Texas. It just isn't fair.''
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), U.S. president. LBJ and the American Dream, epilogue, p. 356, Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1971). On writing his memoirs.
  • ''This is not Johnson's war. This is America's war. If I drop dead tomorrow, this war will still be with you.''
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), U.S. president. Lyndon Johnson's War, preface, p. vi, W.W. Norton (1989). On Vietnam.
  • ''The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance.''
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), U.S. president. "Message, The Fifth Freedom," LBJ Library, "Speech Collection," (February 5, 1968). On international education.
  • ''That's just the trouble, Sam Houston—it's always my move. And damnit, I sometimes can't tell whether I'm making the right move or not. Now take this Vietnam mess. How in the hell can anyone know for sure what's right and what's wrong, Sam?''
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), U.S. president. My Brother Lyndon, ch. 1, p. 4, Cowles Book Company (1969). On Vietnam.

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