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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1530
AUTHOR: Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–73)
QUOTATION: Every man should know that his conversations, his correspondence, and his personal life are private. I have urged Congress—except when the Nation’s security is at stake—to take action to that end.
ATTRIBUTION: President LYNDON B. JOHNSON, remarks at the swearing-in of Ramsey Clark as attorney general, March 10, 1967.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1967, book 1, p. 313.