Selected Quotes of Lyndon B. Johnson

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

"If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you. "
   --Lyndon B. Johnson, In Tennessee, an off-the-cuff observation he made to a young staffer, Bill Moyers.