Quotation by Lyndon Baines Johnson

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.
Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, May 22, 1964, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson: 1963-64.

According to Hugh Sidey, in A Very Personal Presidency (1968), the slogan, "Great Society," had been current for several years, but was adopted for Johnson by Richard N. Goodwin, Secretary General of the Interational Peace Corps Secretariat and occasional speechwriter. It became a keynote of Johnson's presidency, stressed by him in his acceptance speech at the Democratic Party National Convention, August 1964.
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