Lyndon Baines Johnson

1808 - 1973

A Quote by Lyndon Baines Johnson on failure and power

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.

Lyndon Baines Johnson (1808 - 1973)

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A Quote by Lyndon Baines Johnson on losing

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While you're saving your face, you're losing your ass.

Lyndon Baines Johnson (1808 - 1973)

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A Quote by Lyndon Baines Johnson on citizenship, discovery, fighting, nations, and taxes

In 1790, the nation which had fought taxation without representation discovered that some of its citizens weren't much happier about taxation with representation.

Lyndon Baines Johnson (1808 - 1973)

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A Quote by Lyndon Baines Johnson on conviction

What convinces is conviction.

Lyndon Baines Johnson (1808 - 1973)

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A Quote by Lyndon Baines Johnson on chance, generations, labor, life, meaning, nations, and society

This nation, this generation, in this hour has man's first chance to build a Great Society, a place where the meaning of man's life matches the marvels of man's labor.

Lyndon Baines Johnson (1808 - 1973)

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A Quote by Lyndon Baines Johnson on hunger

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To hunger for use and to go unused is the worst hunger of all.

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A Quote by Lyndon Baines Johnson on ignorance and poverty

Poverty has many roots, but the tap root is ignorance.

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A Quote by Lyndon Baines Johnson on good

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

Lyndon Baines Johnson (1808 - 1973)

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