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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1440
AUTHOR: Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–73)
QUOTATION: This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America. I urge this Congress and all Americans to join with me in that effort.
ATTRIBUTION: President LYNDON B. JOHNSON, State of the Union address, delivered to a joint session of Congress, January 8, 1964.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963–64, book 1, p. 114.