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

The mark of a true politician is that he is never at a loss for words because he is always half-expecting to be asked to make a speech.

The lesson of all history warns us that we should negotiate only when our military superiority is so convincing that we can achieve our objective at the conference table, and deny the aggressor theirs.

The man of thought who will not act is ineffective; the man of action who will not think is dangerous.

The greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker. This honor now beckons America

The greatness comes not when things go always good for you, but the greatness comes when you are really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes; because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain... Always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember: Others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win, unless you hate them. And then, you destroy yourself.

The Jews are irreligious, atheistic, immoral bunch of bastards.

The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.

The game of life is to come up a winner, to be a success, or to achieve what we set out to do. Yet there is always the danger of failing as a human being.

The color of communism was not red but gray.

The communists have lost the cold war, but the west has not yet won it.

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity.

The Cold War isn't thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn't sleeping; it is, as always, plotting, scheming, working, fighting.

The average American is just like the child in the family. You give him some responsibility and he is going to amount to something. He is going to do something. If, on the other hand, you make him completely dependent and pamper him and cater to him too much, you are going to make him soft, spoiled and eventually a very weak individual.

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

The antiwar movement is a wild orgasm of anarchists sweeping across the country like a prairie fire.

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.

The American dream does not come to those who fall asleep.

Success is not a harbor but a voyage with its own perils to the spirit … The lesson that most of us on this voyage never learn, but can never quite forget, is that to win is sometimes to lose.

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

Tell them to send everything that can fly.

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.

Solutions are not the answer.

Short of changing human nature, therefore, the only way to achieve a practical, livable peace in a world of competing nations is to take the profit out of war.

So few of those who engage in espionage

Reading not only enlarges and challenges the mind; it also engages and exercises the brain. Today's youth who sits mesmerized by a television screen is not going to be tomorrow's leader. Television watching is passive. Reading is active.

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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