Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Lyndon Baines Johnson (190873)
The American city should be a collection of communities where every member has a right to belong. It should be a place where every man feels safe on his streets and in the house of his friends. It should be a place where each individuals dignity and self-respect is strengthened by the respect and affection of his neighbors. It should be a place where each of us can find the satisfaction and warmth which comes from being a member of the community of man. This is what man sought at the dawn of civilization. It is what we seek today.
President LYNDON B. JOHNSON, special message to the Congress on the nations cities, March 2, 1965.Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965, book 1, p. 240.