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

Remember, 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.

Rarely have so many people been so wrong about so much.

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.

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

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

Peace is a great goal, but it is not a panacea. Neither is material wealth.

People react to fear, not love; they don't teach that in Sunday School, but it's true.

Others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win, unless you hate them. And then, you destroy yourself.

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

Peace demands more, not less, from a people. Peace lacks the clarity of purpose and the cadence of war. War is scripted: peace is improvisation.

One reason we found the Chinese appeared to be so agreeable to deal with was their total lack of conceit or arrogance.

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

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.

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

Now, some may ask why we don't get rid of the bases, since the Soviet Government declares today that it has only peaceful intentions. The answer is that whenever the fear and suspicions that caused us and our Allies to take measures for collective self-defense are removed, the reason for our maintaining bases will be removed. In other words, the only possible solution of this problem lies in mutual, rather than unilateral action leading toward disarmament.

Nothing would please the Kremlin more than to have the people of this country choose a second rate president.

Now listen here: Printing top secret information... I don't care how they feel about the war. Whether they're for or against it. They can't and should not do this and attack the integrity of government and by God, I'm gonna fight that son of a bitching paper. They don't know what's gonna hit them now.

North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the United States. Only Americans can do that.

Nothing matters more to the future of this Nation than insuring that our young men and women learn to believe in themselves and believe in their dreams, and that they develop this capacity-that you develop this capacity, so that you keep it all of your lives.... I believe one of America's most priceless assets is the idealism which motivates the young people of America. My generation has invested all that it has, not only its love but its hope and faith, in yours.

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

The only place where you and I disagree ... is with regard to the bombing. You're so goddamned concerned about civilians and I don't give a damn. I don't care.

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now. Rarely have so many people been so wrong about so much. Never have the consequences of their misunderstanding been so tragic.

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.

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.

Never has so much military and economic and diplomatic power been used so ineffectively, and if after all of this time, and all of this sacrifice, and all of this support, there is still no end in sight, then I say the time has come for the American people to turn to new leadership not tied to the mistakes and policies of the past.

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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