Richard Nixon, fully Richard Milhous Nixon

Richard
Nixon, fully Richard Milhous Nixon
1913
1994

American 37th President of the United States, the only president to resign the office, also held offices as U.S. Representative, Senator and 36th Vice President

Author Quotes

There will be no whitewash in the White House. [on Watergate investigation]

This [is] a burden I shall bear for every day of the life that is left to me.

This administration has proved that it is utterly incapable of cleaning out the corruption which has completely eroded it and reestablishing the confidence and faith of the American people in the morality and honesty of their government employees.

There is no doubt that Krushchev would have been a superb poker player. First, he is out to win. Second, like any good poker player, he plans ahead so that he can win the big pots. He likes to bluff, but he knows that if you bluff on the small pots and fail consistently to produce the cards, you must expect your opponent to call your bluff on the big pots.

There is no such thing as a nonpolitical speech by a politician.

There is a time to be timid. There is a time to be conciliatory. There is a time, even, to fly and there is a time to fight. And I'm going to fight like hell (On Congressional moves toward impeachment).

There is an international disease which feeds on the notion that if you have a cause to defend, you can use any means to further your cause, since the end justifies the means. As an international community, we must oppose this notion, whether it be in Canada, in the United States, or anywhere else. No cause justifies violence as long as the system provides for change by peaceful means.

The word politics causes some people lots of trouble. Let us be very clear - politics is not a dirty word.

There are some instances where you may be ahead of us, for example, in the development of the thrust of your rockets for the investigation of outer space; there may be some instances in which we are ahead of you--in color television, for instance.

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.

The true idealist pursues what his heart says is right in a way that his head says will work.

The ultimate test of a nation's character is not how it responds to adversity in war but how it meets the challenge of peace.

The student who invades an administration building, roughs up a dean, rifles the files and issues 'non-negotiable 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.

The time has passed when America will make every other nation's conflict our own, or make every other nation's future our responsibility, or presume to tell the people of other nations how to manage their own affairs.

The press is the enemy.

The sky is no longer the limit.

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

The peace we seek to win is not victory over any other people, but the peace that comes with healing in its wings; with compassion for those who have suffered; with understanding for those who have opposed us; with the opportunity for all the peoples of this earth to choose their own destiny.

The people's right to change what does not work is one of the greatest principles of our system of government.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.

The peace we seek in the world is not the flimsy peace which is merely an interlude between wars, but a peace which can endure for generations to come.

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.

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

The only place you and I disagree is with regard to the bombing. You're so goddamned concerned about the civilians, and I (in contrast) don't give a damn. I don't care.". . . I'd rather use the nuclear bomb. . . Does that bother you? I just want you to think big.

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.

Author Picture
First Name
Richard
Last Name
Nixon, fully Richard Milhous Nixon
Birth Date
1913
Death Date
1994
Bio

American 37th President of the United States, the only president to resign the office, also held offices as U.S. Representative, Senator and 36th Vice President