Quotes from Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson , often referred to by his initials LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th president of the United States from 1963 to 1969. He had previously served as the 37th vice president from 1961 to 1963 under President John F. Kennedy, and was sworn in shortly after Kennedy’s assassination. A Democrat from Texas, Johnson also served as a U.S. representative, U.S. senator and the Senate’s majority leader.

Here are some quotes from President Lyndon B. Johnson;

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”

“I may not know much, but I know chicken shit from chicken salad.”

“There’s America, there’s the South, and then there’s Mississippi.”

“Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There’s nothing to do but to stand there and take it.”

“Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.”

“The legitimate goal is for every American to receive exact and even and equal justice regardless of his race or his color.”

“No memorial oration or eulogy could more eloquently honor President Kennedy’s memory than the earliest possible passage of the Civil Rights bill for which he fought so long.”

“We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. We have talked for a hundred years or more. It is time now to write the next chapter, and to write it in the books of law.”

“It is wrong, deadly wrong, to deny any of your fellow Americans the right to vote in this country.”

“There is no Negro problem. There is no Southern problem. There is no Northern problem. There is only an American problem.”

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