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

Never let your adversary underestimate what you would do in response to a challenge.

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 (On transfer of power to Gerald R Ford).

Never be belligerent, but always be firm.

Never give up unilaterally what could be used as a bargaining chip.

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.

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.

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.

Millions who endure poverty and bad government can now know what they are missing. To see how the other half lives all they have to do is switch on their television sets.

My concern today is not with the length of a person's hair but with his conduct. (On campus radicals)

Look at the Justice Department, it's full of Jews...The lawyers in government are damn Jews.

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.

Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.

Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth - to see it as it is, and tell it like it is - to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth.

Let us build a structure of peace in the world in which the weak are as safe as the strong

Just as we respect the right of each nation to determine its own future, we also recognize the responsibility of each nation to secure its own future.

Kissinger: About two hundred thousand people. Nixon: No, no, no, I'd rather use the nuclear bomb. Have you got that, Henry? Kissinger: That, I think, would just be too much. Nixon: The nuclear bomb, does that bother you?...I just want you to think big, Henry, for Christsakes.

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.

Just as America's role is indispensable in preserving the world's peace, so is each nation's role indispensable in preserving its own peace. Together with the rest of the world, let us resolve to move forward from the beginnings we have made. Let us continue to bring down the walls of hostility which have divided the world for too long, and to build in their place bridges of understanding

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

It is important that we understand both the necessity and the limitations of America's role in maintaining that peace.

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