Quote by Lyndon B. Johnson, Public Papers
The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents.... It is a place where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demands of commerce but the desire for beauty and the hunger for community.... It is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goals than the quantity of their goods.additional note: According to Hugh Sidey, in A Very Personal Presidency (1968), the slogan,
"The Great Society" refers to the vision of a society where children have access to education and opportunities for personal growth. It goes beyond meeting basic needs and prioritizes the fulfillment of intellectual and artistic pursuits. This society values the well-being of its citizens, fostering a sense of community and placing importance on noble aspirations rather than materialistic pursuits. The quote suggests that the Great Society seeks to create an environment where individuals can find true fulfillment by focusing on meaningful goals rather than mere material wealth.
Before I explain my book to others, I expect them to explain it to me. To claim to explain it first is to immediately narrow down its reach; for if we know what we intended to say, we do not know whether we said only that. - One always says more than THAT. - And what interests me most is what I put in without knowing, - that unconscious share, which I would like to call God's share.
We are the party of all labor. The whole earth shall be ours to share. And every race and craft our neighbor. No idle class shall linger there like vultures on the wealth we render from field and factory, mill and mine. Tomorrow's sun will rise in splendor and light us till the end of time.