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:


President Johnson put destroyers in harm's way in the Tonkin Gulf not only once, but several times, with the, with a lot of his people hoping that it would lead to a confrontation and claiming that it had. And could have resulted in the lost of many lives in the course of it.

-- Daniel Ellsberg (American Celebrity)

Hyperbole was to Lyndon Johnson what oxygen is to life.

-- Bill Moyers (American Journalist)

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

-- James Boswell (Scottish Lawyer)

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)

They can't have Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling lose a game.

-- Keith Hernandez (American Athlete)

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

-- Erich Leinsdorf (Austrian Celebrity)

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)

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

-- Andrew Johnson (American President)

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)

Rarely in my 45 years as a civil rights lawyer have I been so angry about an injustice as I am about what happened to Billy Ray Johnson.

-- Morris Dees (American Lawyer)

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

-- Wilbur Mills (American Politician)

Lyndon Johnson, as majority leader of the United States Senate, he made the Senate work.

-- Robert Caro (American Writer)

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)

The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson.

-- Larry Bird (American Coach)

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)

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)

When I was introduced to Johnson he was a freshman Congressman.

-- 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)

The Peace Corps is a sort of Howard Johnson's on the main drag into maturity.

-- Paul Theroux (American Novelist)

Johnson had been the most powerful man in the world, yet the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong had resisted, overcome his power, broken his will.

-- Stephen Ambrose (American Historian)

We're gonna release a studio album probably a year from now and we've got these recordings that we did with Coco Taylor and Johnny Johnson, who was Chuck Berry's piano player.

-- James Young (American Musician)

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

-- Ben Harper (American Musician)

To go back and read Swift and Defoe and Samuel Johnson and Smollett and Pope - all those people we had to read in college English courses - to read them now is to have one of the infinite pleasures in life.

-- David McCullough (American Historian)

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)

I sleep each night a little better, a little more confidently, because Lyndon Johnson is my president.

-- Jack Valenti (American Businessman)

Clemens and Maddux have defined our era, I believe. And Randy Johnson is right behind them and still going.

-- David Cone (American Athlete)

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)

This is not Johnson's war. This is America's war. If I drop dead tomorrow, this war will still be with you.

-- Lyndon B. Johnson (American President)

President Johnson offered the middle of the road.

-- Lew Wasserman (American Producer)

Bud Johnson, God rest his soul of fame, a tenor saxophonist. Bud was always a big, big, big booster of mine and he always when I first met Bud in Pittsburgh when he came through there, he heard me sing and he wanted me to come to Chicago.

-- Billy Eckstine (American Musician)

I became quite taken over by Johnson's personality at some points while writing the biography, and since I went straight on to The Closed Circle afterwards, I did sometimes feel I could hear him whispering in my ear while I was working on it.

-- Jonathan Coe (English Novelist)

I was sent down to Cuba. Everything had been prepared with the help of Congressman Johnson and his staff.

-- Erich Leinsdorf (Austrian Celebrity)

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 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)

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

-- Muddy Waters (American Musician)


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