Lady Bird Johnson quote



“When I go into the poorest neighborhoods, I look for the flash of color – a geranium in a coffee can, a window box set against the scaling side of a tenement, a border of roses struggling in a tiny patch of open ground. Where flowers bloom, so does hope – and hope is the precious, indispensable ingredient without which the war on poverty can never be won.”

– Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson photograph with White House in the background


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Portrait of Lady Bird Johnson taken in 1967 by Robert Knudsen / LBJ Library Lady Bird Johnson biography / Wikimedia Commons