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:


So this guy, Jeff Johnson, who is an accountant who cares nothing at all about a free press and cares nothing about journalism, he's a right winger who supported the war, you know, who two years ago told people he couldn't stand a word that I wrote.

-- Robert Scheer (American Journalist)

Kennedy cooked the soup that Johnson had to eat.

-- Konrad Adenauer (German Statesman)

Condoleezza Rice, the national security adviser, is right there... she's in town because her father was at Johnson Smith College... and she was delivering a speech there.

-- Al Michaels (American Entertainer)

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

-- Stephen Ambrose (American Historian)

Magic Johnson, former basketball player, may run for mayor of LA in the next election. Remember the good 'ol days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers.

-- Jay Leno (American Comedian)

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)

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 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)

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 don't happen to subscribe to the notion that everybody who criticizes Tom Daschle is criticizing Tim Johnson. I think that's a bit of a stretch.

-- John Thune (American Politician)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- James Boswell (Scottish Lawyer)

I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.

-- George Galloway (British Politician)

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

-- Muddy Waters (American Musician)

And the big issue here, I think, is that the publisher took over the editorial pages, a guy named Jeff Johnson. He's an accountant from Chicago, doesn't know anything about what newspapers are supposed to be about, and he made a decision to get rid of the column.

-- Robert Scheer (American Journalist)

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)

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

-- Hanoi Hannah (Vietnamese Celebrity)

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

-- Erich Leinsdorf (Austrian Celebrity)

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 ( -)

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 ( -)

I first came on the scene during the Johnson years and that crowd was out all the time enjoying themselves. Nixon wasn't particularly social but a lot of the people in his administration were.

-- Sally Quinn (American Journalist)

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)

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)

Anyway, so here I was caught between Johnson on the one side, who was my leader, I was his whip, and here was my dear friend, personal friend, Kennedy, and they're going to go into my state and ruin it. What am I going to do?

-- George Smathers (American Politician)

Well, Hale was one of the first people who suggested to President Johnson that there should be a commission.

-- Lindy Boggs (American Politician)

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

-- Jack Valenti (American Businessman)

President Johnson offered the middle of the road.

-- Lew Wasserman (American Producer)

I have enormous respect for Steve Johnson, and as I've told him, Feed was one of the inspirations for Salon. They were up there before we were. And also for Joey and the Suck people.

-- David Talbot (American Journalist)

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)

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)

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)

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)


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