"One lesson you better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the President."
"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."Lyndon B. Johnson on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Lyndon B. Johnson on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Lyndon B. 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."Lyndon B. 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."Lyndon B. Johnson on Joseph Stalin
"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."