"I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad: that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Lyndon B. Johnson on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Lyndon B. Johnson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Lyndon B. Johnson on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Lyndon B. Johnson on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Lyndon B. Johnson on Ernest Hemingway
"We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man."
"I will do my best. That is all I can do. I ask for your help - and God's."
"The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business."
"Our most tragic error may have been our inability to establish a rapport and a confidence with the press and television with the communication media. I don't think the press has understood me."
"Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity."