Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Lyndon Baines Johnson (190873)
I believe that the essence of government lies with unceasing concern for the welfare and dignity and decency and innate integrity of life for every individual. I dont like to say this and wish I didnt have to add these words to make it clear but I willregardless of color, creed, ancestry, sex or age.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON, remarks at a civil rights symposium, LBJ Library, Austin, Texas, December 12, 1972.Text, p. 1.