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Lady Bird Johnson Quotes and Sayings

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Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.
- Lady Bird Johnson

Related topics: Politics

Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.
- Lady Bird Johnson

Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library.
The only entrance requirement is interest.
- Lady Bird Johnson

Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable,
determined and vigorous person on it.
There must be somebody who provides the flame.
- Lady Bird Johnson

 

The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.
- Lady Bird Johnson

The First Lady is an unpaid public servant elected by one person -
her husband.
- Lady Bird Johnson

Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
- Lady Bird Johnson

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It's odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own
pain or your own problem that you don't quite fully
share the hell of someone close to you.
- Lady Bird Johnson

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth
is rarely a politician's objective.
Election and power are.
- Cal Thomas

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth -
something very difficult for a politician.
Or watch your food - just watch it, don't eat it.
- Edward Koch

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city,
it might be better to change the locks.
- Doug Larson

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
- Charles de Gaulle

A woman must combine the role of mother,
wife and politician.
- Emma Bonino

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
- H. L. Mencken

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

The antagonism between the poet and the politician
has generally been evident in all cultures.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

A politician is a person with whose politics you don't agree;
if you agree with him he's a statesman.
- David Lloyd George

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought,
will stay bought.
- Simon Cameron

My definition of a redundancy is an air-bag in a politician's car.
- Larry Hagman

The politician in my country seeks votes,
affection and respect, in that order.
With few notable exceptions,
they are simply men who want to be loved.
- Edward R. Murrow

It only takes a politician believing in what he says
for the others to stop believing him.
- Jean Baudrillard

I don't want to be a politician.
I don't like politics.
It's petty; it fights dirty.
- John Mellencamp

We shouldn't accept mediocrity as the best a politician can do.
- Joe Manchin

No man can be a politician, except he be first a historian or a traveller;
for except he can see what must be,
or what may be, he is no politician.
- James Harrington

The issue is not abortion.
The issue is whether women can make up their own mind
instead of some right-wing pastor,
some right-wing politician telling them what to do.
- Howard Dean

The career of a politician mainly consists in making
one part of the nation do what it does not want to do,
in order to please and satisfy the other part of the nation.
- Auberon Herbert

What is inherently wrong with the word 'politician'
if the fellow has devoted his life to holding public
office and trying to do something for his people?
- Richard J. Daley

The best time to listen to a politician is when he's
on a stump on a street corner in the rain late at night when he's exhausted.
Then he doesn't lie.
- Theodore White

The first black president will be a politician who is black.
- Doug Wilder

If you call your opponent a politician,
it's grounds for libel.
- Mark Russell

The news of any politician's death should be listed
under "Public Improvements."
- Frank Dane

My mother was a politician in my formative years.
- Antonia Fraser

Howard Dean has been successful because he was clear
in his opposition to the war.
People appreciate a politician with the courage to say,
I oppose this war.
- Bianca Jagger

My job is to look at what politics is doing,
not be a politician myself.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I come here not as a polished politician but as a woman
who has had her fair share of life's knocks.
- Pauline Hanson

Bush doesn't present himself as a realpolitik politician.
- Peter Singer

I get no respect.
The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.
- Rodney Dangerfield

The most successful politician is he who says what
the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The politician is an acrobat.
He keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does.
- Maurice Barres

Sometimes it's a little bit like being a politician.
We have work to do in understanding our users' sentiments.
- Meg Whitman

I'm not a career politician.
I spent 30 years in business.
I can tell you that people in California have had it with career politicians:
they are done.
- Meg Whitman

Under every stone lurks a politician.
- Aristophanes

If a politician murders his mother, the first response
of the press or of his opponents will likely be not
that it was a terrible thing to do,
but rather that in a statement made six years before
he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.
- Meg Greenfield

To an intellectual who is adrift in politics,
a theory is an aim; to a true politician his theory is a boundary.
- Francis Parker Yockey

People want change but not too much change.
Finding that balance is tricky for every politician.
- Eleanor Clift

A consensus politician is someone who does something
that he doesn't believe is right because it keeps people quiet when he does it.
- John Major

My own electorate, which I represented for 36 years
as an anti-apartheid politician,
had a considerable number of Jewish voters supporting me throughout my career.
- Helen Suzman

People are not in a good mood when any politician's
face appears on television.
- Mark Russell

No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable
than the fighting of elections.
- Winston Churchill

A politician will do anything to keep his job,
even become a patriot.
- William Randolph Hearst

The politician's promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.
- Mackenzie King

Life and people are complex.
A writer as an artist doesn't have the personality of a politician.
We don't see the world that simply.
- Joyce Carol Oates

When I'm not a politician, I'll be dead.
- Barry Goldwater

A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence
and yet keep both ears to the ground.
- H. L. Mencken

A politician's words reveal less about what he thinks
about his subject than what he thinks about his audience.
- George Will

Bill Bradley is a serious politician and if Al Gore stumbles seriously,
then Bradley is there to take advantage of that.
- Tom Mann

A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.
- Michael Kinsley

A politician needs the ability to
foretell what is going to happen
tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year.
And to have the ability afterwards
to explain why it didn't happen.
- Winston Churchill

Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician.
We need more statesmen.
- Bob Edwards

Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social
tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more
courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
- B. R. Ambedkar

One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer,
to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed,
slaughtered, for the sake of an idea,
whether a good one or a bad one.
- Henry Miller

The politician being interviewed clearly takes a great
deal of trouble to imagine an ending to his sentence:
and if he stopped short? His entire policy would be jeopardized!
- Roland Barthes

Cindy Sheehan is a clown.
There is no real antiwar movement.
No serious politician, with anything to do with anything,
would show his face at an antiwar rally.
- Karl Rove

I'm not just a politician, I'm a guy who has a real deep,
substantive, commitment to education.
- Roy Romer

Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush,
who proved you can be a successful politician in this
country even if English is your second language.
- Conan O'Brien

I am not at all a politician.
I don't think I'm cut out for politics.
I am certainly not going to stand for election.
- Pervez Musharraf

At home, you always have to be a politician;
when you're abroad,
you almost feel yourself a statesman.
- Harold MacMillan

I'm not a politician.
I'm not a lawyer.
I'm just a country boy.
- Max Burns

I'm not a traditional politician, and I have a sense of humor.
I'll try to soften it and become boring,
maybe even very boring, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to.
- Silvio Berlusconi

I'm no politician.
I'm an historian who has learned through a lifetime
of studying that nothing in the world beats universal education.
- Stephen Ambrose


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