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Richard Nixon Quotes


Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th U.S. President.
(1913 - 1994)

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A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.
 

A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue.
 

Always remember that others may hate you but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.
 

Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that.
 

Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist.
[Change]
 

Any lady who is first lady likes being first lady. I don't care what they say, they like it.
 

As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to the American people: Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible.
 

By the time you get dressed, drive out there, play 18 holes and come home, you've blown seven hours. There are better things you can do with your time.
 

Castro couldn't even go to the bathroom unless the Soviet Union put the nickel in the toilet.
 

Certainly in the next 50 years we shall see a woman president, perhaps sooner than you think. A woman can and should be able to do any political job that a man can do.
[Able]
 

Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
 

Don't get the impression that you arouse my anger. You see, one can only be angry with those he respects.
 

Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.
 

I am not a crook.
 

I believe in the battle-whether it's the battle of a campaign or the battle of this office, which is a continuing battle.
 

I brought myself down. I impeached myself by resigning.
 

I can see clearly now... that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
[History]
 

I can take it. The tougher it gets, the cooler I get.
 

I don't know anything that builds the will to win better than competitive sports.
 

I don't think that a leader can control, to any great extent, his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction.
[Change]
 


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