Quotation by Lyndon Baines Johnson

Let us have our heroes. Let us continue to believe that some have been truly great; that it lies within human ability to overcome temptations and trials; that it is sublime to suffer and be strong. Petty biographers with inferior souls and jealous hearts would rob us of these happy privileges. Sensationalism is alright for yellow journalism, but in biography we wish to see our famous men and women as they were and feel the power of the strength and beauty of their lives. Down with the debunking biographers.
Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973), U.S. president. Lyndon Baines Johnson: The Formative Years, ch. 6, p. 133, Southwest Texas State College Press (1965).

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