"Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Lady Bird Johnson on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Lady Bird Johnson on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Lady Bird Johnson on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Lady Bird Johnson on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Lady Bird Johnson on Joseph Stalin
"The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom."