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Quote Left The American city should be a collection of communities where every member has a right to belong. It should be a place where every man feels safe on his streets and in the house of his friends. It should be a place where each individual's dignity and self-respect is strengthened by the respect and affection of his neighbors. It should be a place where each of us can find the satisfaciton and warmth which comes from being a member of the community of man. This is what man sought at the dawn of civilzation. It is what we seek today. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Doing what's right isn't the problem. It is knowing what's right. Quote Right
Quote Left If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking. Quote Right
Quote Left Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one. Quote Right
Quote Left All that Hubert needs over there is a gal to answer the phone and a pencil with an eraser on it. Quote Right
Quote Left I am a freeman, an American, a United States Senator, and a Democrat, in that order. Quote Right
Quote Left If you let a bully come in your front yard, he'll be on your porch the next day and the day after that he'll rape your wife in your own bed. Quote Right
Quote Left A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right. Quote Right
Quote Left Son, in politics you've got to learn that overnight chicken shit can turn to chicken salad. Quote Right
Quote Left It is important that the United States remain a two-party system. I'm a fellow who likes small parties and the Republican Party can't be too small to suit me. Quote Right
Quote Left The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance. Quote Right
Quote Left A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman with a sheet on his back and mask on his face. They are both more or less what the law declares them lawbreakers, destroyers of constitutional rights and liberties and ultimately destroyers of a free America. Quote Right
Quote Left We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood. Quote Right
Quote Left A compassionate government keeps faith with the trust of the people and cherishes the future of their children. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left You might say that Lyndon Johnson is a cross between a Baptist preacher and a cowboy. Quote Right
Quote Left If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it. Quote Right
Quote Left You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered. Quote Right
Quote Left If you let a bully come in your front yard, he'll be on your porch the next day and the day after that he'll rape your wife in your own bed. (On appeasement) Quote Right
Quote Left It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention. Quote Right
Quote Left Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression of others has increased in Vietnam. There is not, and there will not be, a mindless escalation. Quote Right
Quote Left I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being a jackass caught in a hail storm. You've got to just stand there and take it. Quote Right
Quote Left The moon and other celestial bodies should be free for exploration and use by all countries. No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty. Quote Right
Quote Left America has not always been kind to its artists and scholars. Somehow the scientists always seem to get the penthouse while the arts and humanities get the basement. Quote Right
Quote Left A man without a vote is man without protection. Quote Right
Quote Left The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character. Quote Right
Quote Left The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents.... It is a place where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demands of commerce but the desire for beauty and the hunger for community.... It is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goals than the quantity of their goods. Quote Right
Quote Left The noblest search is the search for excellence. Quote Right
Quote Left This is not Johnson's war. This is America's war. If I drop dead tomorrow, this war will still be with you. Quote Right
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