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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.

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

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

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    If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim."

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    The Russians feared Ike. They didn't fear me.

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    In our home there was always prayer - aloud, proud and unapologetic.

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    Our society is illuminated by the spiritual insights of the Hebrew prophets. America and Israel have a common love of human freedom, and they have a common faith in a democratic way of life.

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    If there is one word that describes our form of society in America, it may be the word - voluntary

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    Never trust a man whose eyes are too close to his nose

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    It is the common failing of totalitarian regimes that they cannot really understand the nature of our democracy. They mistake dissent for disloyalty. They mistake restlessness for a rejection of policy. They mistake a few committees for a country. They misjudge individual speeches for public policy.

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    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.

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    The great society is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goods than with the quantity of their goods.

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    This nation, this generation, in this hour has man's first chance to build a great society, a place where the meaning of man's life matches the marvels of man's labor

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    To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of our historic society seems to me the equivalent of closing male eyes to female facts.

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    I want to make a policy statement. I am unabashedly in favor of women.

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