U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes about Johnson Part 2

About the U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson quotes, quotations, and sayings about Johnson.

36th President

LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON

QUOTES ABOUT HIM

"I never send a reconnaissance mission out about eleven o'clock in our planes with our boys guiding them ... but what promptly at 3:25 in the morning I wake up without an alarm clock, because I want to be sure my boys get back."--Eufaula, Okla., Sept. 25, 1964

"Hell, Vietnam is just like the Alamo. Hell, it's just like if you were down at that gate, and you were surrounded, and you damn well needed somebody. Well, by God, I'm going to go--and I thank the Lord that I've got men who want to go with me, from McNamara right on down to the littlest private who's carrying a gun."--To National Security Council, 1965

"If we quit Vietnam, tomorrow we'll be fighting in Hawaii and next week we'll have to fight in San Francisco."

"Come home, with that coonskin on the wall."--To U.S. troops in Vietnam, 1967

"I can't trust anybody! What are you trying to do to me? Everybody is trying to cut me down, destroy me!"--To an aide, 1967

"Now I am the most denounced man in the world."--May 3, 1965

"Why should I listen to all those student peaceniks marching up and down the streets?

... They wouldn't know a Communist if they tripped over one. They simply don't understand the world the way I do."

"The Washington press are like a wolf pack when it comes to attacking public officials.... But the more they screamed and squawked, the more determined I was to stick it out. I read about all the troubles Lincoln had in conducting the Civil War. Yet he persevered and history rewarded him for the perseverance."

"Two or three intellectuals started it all, you know. They produced all the doubt, they and the columnists in the Washington Post, The New York Times, Newsweek, and Life. And it spread and it spread until it appeared as if the people were against the war. Then Bobby began taking it up as his cause, and with Martin Luther King on his payroll he went around stirring up the Negroes and telling them that if they came out into the streets they'd get more. Then the Communists stepped in. They control the three networks, you know, and the forty major outlets of communication. It's all in the FBI reports. They prove everything. Not just about the reporters but about the professors, too....

"If you let a bully come into your yard one day, the next day he'll be up on your porch and the day after that he'll rape your wife in your own bed."--To Doris Kearns, 1970

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