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"I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night."
Bill Watterson
Richard M. Nixon Quotes
A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.
Richard M. Nixon

A man is not finished when he's defeated; he's finished when he quits.
Richard M. Nixon

A man who has never lost himself in a cause bigger than himself has missed one of life's mountaintop experiences. Only in losing himself does he find himself. Only then does he discover all the latent strengths he never knew he had and which otherwise would have remained dormant.
Richard M. Nixon

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

A riot is a spontaneous outburst. A war is subject to advance planning.
Richard M. Nixon

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.
Richard M. Nixon

Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist.
Richard M. Nixon

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

As far as I am concerned now, I have no enemies in the press whatsoever.
Richard M. Nixon

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.
Richard M. Nixon

Because of what you have done the heavens have become a part of man's world. And as you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquillity, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and Tranquillity to Earth.
Richard M. Nixon

By taking this action, I hope that I will have hastened the start of the healing.
Richard M. Nixon

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.
Richard M. Nixon

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

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

Don't try to take on a new personality; it doesn't work.
Richard M. Nixon

Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.
Richard M. Nixon

For one priceless moment in the whole history of man, all of the people on this earth are truly one. One in their pride at what you have done, one in our prayers that you will return safely to earth.
Richard M. Nixon

Get a good night's sleep and don't bug anybody without asking me.
Richard M. Nixon

I also believe that academic freedom should protect the right of a professor or student to advocate Marxism, socialism, communism, or any other minority viewpoint-no matter how distasteful to the majority, provided...
Richard M. Nixon

I am not a crook.
Richard M. Nixon

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

I brought myself down. I impeached myself by resigning.
Richard M. Nixon

I can see clearly now... that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
Richard M. Nixon

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

I concede!
Richard M. Nixon

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

I doubt if any of them would even intentionally double-park.
Richard M. Nixon

I gave 'em a sword. And they stuck it in, and they twisted it with relish. And I guess if I had been in their position, I'd have done the same thing.
Richard M. Nixon

I had come so far from the little house in Yorba Linda to this great house in Washington.
Richard M. Nixon

I had never expected that the China initiative would come to fruition in the form of a Ping-Pong team.
Richard M. Nixon

I have impeached myself by resigning.
Richard M. Nixon

I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow.
Richard M. Nixon

I hereby resign this office of president of the United States.
Richard M. Nixon

I knew if I continued to look around it would be difficult for me to contain my own emotions. So I turned away from the red eyes of the crowd and looked only at the red eye of the camera, talking to all the nation.
Richard M. Nixon

I let the American people down.
Richard M. Nixon

I played by the rules of politics as I found them.
Richard M. Nixon

I reject the cynical view that politics is a dirty business.
Richard M. Nixon

I think of her, two boys dying of tuberculosis, nursing four others she was a saint.
Richard M. Nixon

I took a look around the office. I walked out and closed the door behind me. I knew that I would not be back there again.
Richard M. Nixon

I turned into the helicopter the red carpet was rolled up. The White House was behind us now.
Richard M. Nixon

I want you to stonewall it.
Richard M. Nixon

I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don't have that experience. My only experience is at losing them.
Richard M. Nixon

I would have made a good Pope.
Richard M. Nixon

I wouldn't bet the farm on it, but I'd bet the main house. I wouldn't even bet the outhouse on Mondale.
Richard M. Nixon

I'm glad I'm not Brezhnev. Being the Russian leader in the Kremlin. You never know if someone's tape recording what you say.
Richard M. Nixon

I've analyzed the best I can... and I have not found an impeachable offense, and therefore resignation is not an acceptable course.
Richard M. Nixon

I've never canceled a subscription to a newspaper because of bad cartoons or editorials. If that were the case, I wouldn't have any newspapers or magazines to read.
Richard M. Nixon

If an individual wants to be a leader and isn't controversial, that means he never stood for anything.
Richard M. Nixon

If I were to make public these tapes, containing blunt and candid remarks on many different subjects, the confidentiality of the office of the president would always be suspect.
Richard M. Nixon

If we take the route of the permanent handout, the American character will itself be impoverished.
Richard M. Nixon

If you have lower than a ten percent turnover, there is a problem. And if you have higher than, say 20%, there is a problem.
Richard M. Nixon

If you think the United States has stood still, who built the largest shopping center in the world?
Richard M. Nixon

If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
Richard M. Nixon

In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.
Richard M. Nixon

In the television age, the key distinction is between the candidate who can speak poetry and the one who can only speak prose.
Richard M. Nixon

It I talked about Watergate, I was described as struggling to free myself from the morass. If I did not talk about Watergate, I was accused of being out of touch with reality.
Richard M. Nixon

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
Richard M. Nixon

It is not too strong a statement to declare that this is the way civilizations begin to die None of us has the right to suppose it cannot happen here.
Richard M. Nixon

It's a piece of cake until you get to the top. You find you can't stop playing the game the way you've always played it.
Richard M. Nixon

It's the responsibility of the media to look at the president with a microscope, but they go too far when they use a proctoscope.
Richard M. Nixon

Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.
Richard M. Nixon

Life isn't meant to be easy. It's hard to take being on the top - or on the bottom. I guess I'm something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things... Life is one crisis after another.
Richard M. Nixon

My concern today is not with the length of a person's hair but with his conduct.
Richard M. Nixon

My own view is that taping of conversations for historical purposes was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents. I don't think Kennedy should have done it. I don't think Johnson should have done it, and I don't think we should have done it.
Richard M. Nixon

My strong point, if I have a strong point, is performance. I always do more than I say. I always produce more than I promise.
Richard M. Nixon

My strong point is not rhetoric, it isn't showmanship, it isn't big promises-those things that create the glamour and the excitement that people call charisma and warmth.
Richard M. Nixon

My telephone calls and meetings and decisions were now parts of a prescribed ritual aimed at making peace with the past; his calls, his meetings and his decisions were already the ones that would shape America's future.
Richard M. Nixon

My view is that one should not break up a winning combination.
Richard M. Nixon

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
Richard M. Nixon

Never say no when a client asks for something, even if it is the moon. You can always try, and anyhow there is plenty of time afterwards to explain that it was not possible.
Richard M. Nixon

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
Richard M. Nixon

Nobody is a friend of ours. Let's face it.
Richard M. Nixon

Once one determines that he or she has a mission in life, that's it's not going to be accomplished without a great deal of pain, and that the rewards in the end may not outweigh the pain --if you recognize historically that always happens, then when it comes, you survive it.
Richard M. Nixon

Once you get into this great stream of history, you can't get out.
Richard M. Nixon

Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
Richard M. Nixon

Our chief justices have probably had more profound and lasting influence on their times and on the direction of the nation than most presidents.
Richard M. Nixon

People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I earned everything I've got.
Richard M. Nixon

People in the media say they must look at the president with a microscope. Now, I don't mind a microscope, but boy, when they use a proctoscope, that's going too far.
Richard M. Nixon

People see me and they think, "He's risen from the dead."
Richard M. Nixon

People who like this sort of thing will find this is the sort of thing they like.
Richard M. Nixon

Politics would be a helluva good business if it weren't for the goddamned people.
Richard M. Nixon

President Johnson and I have a lot in common. We were both born in small towns and we're both fortunate in the fact that we think we married above ourselves.
Richard M. Nixon

Rarely have so many people been so wrong about so much.
Richard M. Nixon

Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency.
Richard M. Nixon

So you are lean and mean and resourceful and you continue to walk on the edge of the precipice because over the years you have become fascinated by how close you can walk without losing your balance.
Richard M. Nixon

Solutions are not the answer.
Richard M. Nixon

Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.
Richard M. Nixon

Tell them to send everything that can fly.
Richard M. Nixon

The 1976 Bicentennial is not going to be invented in Washington, printed in triplicate by the Government Printing Office and mailed to you by the United States Postal Service.
Richard M. Nixon

The American people are entitled to see the president and to hear his views directly, and not to see him only through the press.
Richard M. Nixon

The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker.
Richard M. Nixon

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.
Richard M. Nixon

The memory of that scene for me is like a frame of film forever frozen at that moment: the red carpet, the green lawn, the white house, the leaden sky. The new president and his first lady.
Richard M. Nixon

The more you stay in this kind of job, the more you realize that a public figure, a major public figure, is a lonely man.
Richard M. Nixon

The one thing sure about politics is that what goes up comes down and what goes down often comes up.
Richard M. Nixon

The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them.
Richard M. Nixon

The press is the enemy.
Richard M. Nixon

The student who invades an administration building, roughs up a dean, rifles the files and issues "nonnegotiable demands" may have some of his demands met by a permissive university administration. But the greater his "victory" the more he will have undermined the security of his own rights.
Richard M. Nixon

There are people who read too much: bibliobibuli. I know some who are constantly drunk on books, as other men are drunk on whiskey or religion. They wander through this most diverting and stimulating of worlds in a haze, seeing nothing and hearing nothing.
Richard M. Nixon

There are some people, you know, they think the way to be a big man is to shout and stomp and raise hell-and then nothing ever really happens. I'm not like that I never shoot blanks.
Richard M. Nixon

There will be no whitewash in the White House.
Richard M. Nixon

They say, "Gee, you look great." That means they thought you looked like hell before.
Richard M. Nixon

This is a burden I shall bear for every day of the life that is left to me.
Richard M. Nixon

This is the greatest week in the history of the world since the Creation.
Richard M. Nixon

Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.
Richard M. Nixon

Tonight-to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans-I ask for your support.
Richard M. Nixon

Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government.
Richard M. Nixon

Unless a president can protect the privacy of the advice he gets, he cannot get the advice he needs.
Richard M. Nixon

Voters quickly forget what a man says.
Richard M. Nixon

Watergate had become the center of the media's universe, and during the remaining year of my presidency the media tried to force everything else to revolve around it.
Richard M. Nixon

We are all in it together. This is a war. We take a few shots and it will be over. We will give them a few shots and it will be over.
Richard M. Nixon

We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another - until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices.
Richard M. Nixon

We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.
Richard M. Nixon

We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another.
Richard M. Nixon

Well, I screwed it up real good, didn't I?
Richard M. Nixon

What does that candyass think I sent him over there for?
Richard M. Nixon

What starts the process, really, are laughs and slights and snubs when you are a kid. If your anger is deep enough and strong enough, you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence, personal gut performance.
Richard M. Nixon

When I grow up, I want to be an honest lawyer so things like that can't happen.
Richard M. Nixon

When I retire I'm going to spend my evenings by the fireplace going through those boxes. There are things in there that ought to be burned.
Richard M. Nixon

When the President does it, that means that it's not illegal.
Richard M. Nixon

When the winds blow and the rains fall and the sun shines through the clouds he still resolves as he did then, that nothing so fine ever happened to him or anyone else as falling in love with Thee-my dearest heart.
Richard M. Nixon

You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates.
Richard M. Nixon

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I'm innocent. You've got to believe I'm innocent. If you don't, take my job.
Richard M. Nixon

You see these bums, you know, blowing up campuses storming around about this issue.
Richard M. Nixon

You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference.
Richard M. Nixon

You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character.
Richard M. Nixon

Type:
President
Date of Birth:
0000-00-00
Year of Death:
1994
Nationality:
American
 

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