Lyndon B. Johnson Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old lyndon b. johnson quotes, lyndon b. johnson sayings, and lyndon b. johnson proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Ambition is an uncomfortable companion many times. He creates a discontent with present surroundings and achievements; he is never satisfied but always pressing forward to better things in the future. Restless, energetic, purposeful, it is ambition that makes of the creature a real man.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

Hug your friends tight, but your enemies tighter - hug 'em so tight they can't wiggle     

Lyndon B. Johnson

This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

If you have a mother-in-law with only one eye and she has it in the center of her forehead, don't keep her in the living room.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

A man without a vote is man without protection.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

Conservation is ethically sound. It is rooted in our love of the land, our respect for the rights of others, our devotion to the rule of law.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

The best fertilizer for a piece of land is the footprints of its owner.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

The family is the corner stone of our society.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

I don't believe I'll ever get credit for anything I do in foreign affairs, no matter how successful it is, because I didn't go to Harvard.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

The atomic bomb certainly is the most powerful of all weapons, but it is conclusively powerful and effective only in the hands of the nation which controls the sky.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

The atomic bomb certainly is the most powerful of all weapons, but it is conclusively powerful and effective only in the hands of the nation which controls the sky.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

Extremism is the pursuit of the presidency is an unpardonable vice. Moderation in the affairs of the nation is the highest virtue.      

Lyndon B. Johnson

Emancipation was a proclamation, but not a fact.     

Lyndon B. Johnson