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Линдон Джонсон


Lyndon Johnson

Фотография Линдон Джонсон (photo Lyndon Johnson)

День рождения: 27.08.1908 года
Возраст: 64 года
Место рождения: Стонуолл, округ Гиллеспи, США
Дата смерти: 22.01.1973 года
Место смерти: Стонуолл, округ Гиллеспи, Канада

Quotes of Lyndon Johnson

36-й Президент США

  • ⋅Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅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. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅A president's hardest task is not to do what is right but to know what is right /Lyndon 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 Johnson
  • ⋅The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time. /Lyndon Johnson
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  • ⋅A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅I'm a compromiser and a maneuverer. I try to get "something." That's the way our system works. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅The guns and bombs, the rockets and the warships, all are symbols of
    human failure. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim.". /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅Conservation is ethically sound. It is rooted in our love of the land, our respect for the rights of others, our devotion to the rule of law. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅Organized crime constitutes nothing less than a guerilla war against society. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅Doing what's right isn't the problem. It's knowing what's right. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅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. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅We are in the midst of a great transition from narrow nationalism to international partnership. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅The American people have a right to air that they and their children can breathe without fear. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅The hungry world cannot be fed until and unless the growth of its resources and the growth of its population come into balance. Each man and woman--and each nation--must make decisions of conscience and policy in the face of this great problem. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅We often say how impressive power is. But I do not find it impressive at all. The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure. They are necessary symbols. They protect what we cherish. But they are witness to hum. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅My most fervent prayer is to be a President who can make it possible for every boy in this land to grow to manhood by loving his country--instead of dying for it. /Lyndon Johnson
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  • ⋅The poor suffer twice at the rioter's hands. First, his destructive fury scars their neighborhood; second, the atmosphere of accommodation and consent is changed to one of hostility and resentment. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅There can no longer be anyone too poor to vote. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅I'll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years. [Touting his underlying intentions for the "Great Society" programs, LBJ confided with two like-minded governors on Air Force One] /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅If you're not listening, you're not learning. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅The family is the corner stone of our society. More than any other force it shapes the attitude, the hopes, the ambitions, and the values of the child. And when the family collapses it is the children that are usually damaged. When it happens on a massive scale the community itself is crippled. So, unless we work to strengthen the family, to create conditions under which most parents will stay together, all the rest - schools, playgrounds, and public assitance, and private concern - will never be enough. /Lyndon Johnson
  • ⋅Scarcely any law of our Redeemer is more openly transgressed, or more industriously evaded, than that by which he commands his followers to forgive injuries. Samuel /Lyndon Johnson

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