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Quotes of the day: Lady Bird Johnson
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Published Monday, December 21, 2015 @ 9:30 PM EST
Dec 21 2015

Claudia Alta Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson (December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007) was First Lady of the United States (1963–69), as the wife of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. Notably well-educated for a woman of her era, she proved a capable manager and a shrewd investor. After marrying LBJ in 1934 when he was a political hopeful in Austin, Texas, she used a modest inheritance to bankroll his congressional campaign, and then ran his office while he served in the Navy. Next, she bought a radio station and then a TV station, which soon made them millionaires. As First Lady, she broke new ground by interacting directly with Congress, employing her own press secretary, and making a solo electioneering tour. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)

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

Art is the window to man's soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within.

Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.

Even though Christmas can be a lot of work, we all know the bustle is worth the bother.

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.

I believe that one of the great problems for us as individuals is the depression and the tension resulting from existence in a world which is increasingly less pleasing to the eye.

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.

No news at 4:30 a.m. is good.

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

The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.

The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.

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

The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.

There is much the government can do and should do to improve the environment. But even more important is the individual who plants a tree or cleans a corner of neglect. For it is the individual who himself benefits, and also protects a heritage of beauty for his children and future generations.

Walk away from it until you're stronger. All your problems will be there when you get back, but you'll be better able to cope.

When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old.

Where flowers bloom so does hope.

While the spirit of neighborliness was important on the frontier because neighbors were so few, it is even more important now because our neighbors are so many.


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