Tag: Lyndon B. Johnson

But more classrooms and more teachers are not enough. We must seek an educational system which grows in excellence as it grows in size. This means better training for our teachers. It means preparing youth to enjoy their hours of leisure as well as their hours of labor. It means exploring new techniques of teaching, to find new ways to stimulate the love of learning and the capacity for creation.
—Lyndon B. Johnson

I do not find it easy to send the flower of our youth, our finest young men, into battle.
—Lyndon B. Johnson, 1966

Democracy is a constant tension between truth and half-truth and, in the arsenal of truth, there is no greater weapon than fact.
—Lyndon B. Johnson

One hundred years ago, the slave was freed. One hundred years later, the Negro remains in bondage to the color of his skin.
—Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964, “A Time for Action”

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

The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn’t let them into the family brokerage business.
—Lyndon B. Johnson

Lincoln was right about not fooling all the people all the time. But Republicans haven’t given up trying. —Lyndon B. Johnson

We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10 thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.
—Lyndon B. Johnson, Speech at Akron University (Akron, Ohio), October 21, 1964

March 31, 1968 — I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for

March 15, 1965 — President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress “We shall overcome” while advocating the Voting Rights Act.

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