Character Above All: Ten presidents from FDR to George Bush

Wilson, Robert A., ed., Robert Dallek, “LBJ”

Simon & Schuster, 1995

p. 112

‘”Johnson’s grandiosity had a large impact on what he did as President. One can easily take offense at LBJ’s impulse to make himself a larger-than-life character. ‘I understand you were born in a log cabin,’ German chancellor Ludwig Erhard said during a visit to the President’s ranch. ‘No, no,’ Johnson replied. ‘You have me confused with Abe Lincoln. I was born in a manger.'”