Definitions for: Johnson


[n] 17th President of the United States; was elected Vice President and succeeded Lincoln when Lincoln was assassinated; was impeached but acquitted by one vote (1808-1875)
[n] 36th President of the United States; was elected Vice President and succeeded Kennedy when Kennedy was assassinated (1908-1973)
[n] English writer and lexicographer (1709-1784)



Synonyms: Andrew Johnson, Dr. Johnson, LBJ, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Lyndon Johnson, President Andrew Johnson, President Johnson, President Lyndon Johnson, Samuel Johnson

See Also: author, Chief Executive, lexicographer, lexicologist, President, President of the United States, writer

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Famous Quotes Containing Johnson:


I grew up listening to spiritual music, Blind Willie Johnson and folk.

-- Ben Harper (American Musician)

To what derision should I be exposed from a thousand quarters!- An unlearned female entering the lists of criticism against the mighty Johnson!

-- Anne Seward ( -)

I could do John Wayne, Jack Benny, Jack Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and entertain my friends. But I never seriously considered it as a career choice.

-- Phil Hartman (Canadian Actor)

I believe Johnson understood that the reason was Vietnam. I also believe that he felt that if there was a way to communicate the real issues in Vietnam, that the reasons would be answered or understood. But there was just no way to communicate.

-- Lew Wasserman (American Producer)

When I was to come to Washington the first time as Music Director of the Boston Symphony, Mrs. Johnson phoned us to find out if they could give us a party and who we would like to meet.

-- Erich Leinsdorf (Austrian Celebrity)

But I've got to think of myself as the luckiest guy. Robert Johnson only had one album's worth of work as his legacy. That's all that life allowed him.

-- David Bowie (English Musician)

My own view is that taping of conversations for historical purposes was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents. I don't think Kennedy should have done it. I don't think Johnson should have done it, and I don't think we should have done it.

-- Richard M. Nixon (American President)

President Johnson and I have a lot in common. We were both born in small towns and we're both fortunate in the fact that we think we married above ourselves.

-- Richard M. Nixon (American President)

It may not be too late, whatever happens, if our President, Lyndon Johnson, knew the truth from me. But if I am eliminated, there won't be any way of knowing.

-- Jack Ruby (American Criminal)

I'm sure that President Johnson would never have pursued the war in Vietnam if he'd ever had a Fulbright to Japan, or say Bangkok, or had any feeling for what these people are like and why they acted the way they did. He was completely ignorant.

-- J. William Fulbright (American Politician)

You might say that Lyndon Johnson is a cross between a Baptist preacher and a cowboy.

-- Lyndon B. Johnson (American President)

I don't know what that gas is made of, but it can't smell any worse than Ernie Johnson 's gym bag.

-- Charles Barkley (American Athlete)

Dr. Johnson was a lazy learned man who liked to think and talk better than to read or write; who, however, wrote much and well, but too often by rote.

-- William Hazlitt (English Critic)

I was introduced to Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson. The young Congressman was very friendly.

-- Erich Leinsdorf (Austrian Celebrity)

In point of fact all Americans are automatically turned down by China these days because of the escalation of Johnson's war in Vietnam, which several times has intruded into China.

-- Anna Louise Strong (American Journalist)

And now, I still really don't care that much but now I have music playing all the time at home, which is a first for me. Whatever. Everything from Ani DiFranco to Dave Matthews to Jack Johnson and Norah Jones.

-- Jennifer Garner (American Actress)

I was trying to learn about Lyndon Johnson when he was young and creating his first political machine in the Texas hill country. I moved there for three years. You had to learn that world.

-- Robert Caro (American Writer)

The Supreme Court of the United States is hereby commanded to try Andrew Johnson for usurpation of our Imperial authority and prerogatives, and if found guilty, behead him or send him here to black the Emperor's boots.

-- Joshua A. Norton (American Celebrity)

We've been seeing some good things from Randy. We're starting to see that Randy Johnson attitude that we've been looking forward to seeing.

-- John Flaherty ( -)

President Johnson had a habit of throwing dollars at a question and the question would disappear.

-- Wilbur Mills (American Politician)

I'd like to think that the nature of the two teams - Boston being a championship team over the years and the Lakers, same thing - was a lot bigger than Larry Bird or Magic Johnson.

-- Oscar Robertson (American Athlete)

My thought was I should try to stick with names that people may recognize like Robert Johnson, Son House, and Hoagy Carmichael, so if somebody cared to research, they would find a wealth of material.

-- John Mellencamp (American Musician)

American GIs don't fight this unjust immoral and illegal war of Johnson's.

-- Hanoi Hannah (Vietnamese Celebrity)

Kennedy cooked the soup that Johnson had to eat.

-- Konrad Adenauer (German Statesman)

Robert Johnson? No, I didn't know him, personally.

-- Muddy Waters (American Musician)

President Johnson did not want the Vietnam War to broaden. He wanted the North Vietnamese to leave their brothers in the South alone.

-- William Westmoreland (American Soldier)

Dr. Johnson has said that the chief glory of a country arises from its authors. But then that is only as they are oracles of wisdom; unless they teach virtue, they are more worthy of a halter than of the laurel.

-- Jane Porter (Irish Novelist)

Neither Johnson nor his party nor the government as a whole were willing to raise, train, equip, and then send Vietnam sufficient manpower to do the job.

-- Stephen Ambrose (American Historian)

I suppose no person ever enjoyed with more relish the infusion of this fragrant leaf than did Johnson.

-- James Boswell (Scottish Lawyer)

Andrew Johnson was a Southerner generally who proclaimed that his native state of Tennessee was a country for white men.

-- Stephen Ambrose (American Historian)

I am sworn to uphold the Constitution as Andy Johnson understands it and interprets it.

-- Andrew Johnson (American President)

I thought Nixon was the worst President we had ever had, save only perhaps Andrew Johnson.

-- Stephen Ambrose (American Historian)

But to make a long story short, I decided that I was going to run, and I announced that I was going to run for president in Florida, I would be the favorite son from Florida, and that would stop Johnson and Kennedy from dividing up the state.

-- George Smathers (American Politician)

The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson.

-- Larry Bird (American Coach)

I am very proud to come back, to speak on the disinterested effort we have made and I believe that, with all due respect, that the decisions we made, when we turned our final report over to President Johnson, will stand in history.

-- John Sherman Cooper (American Politician)


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