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

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

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.

I brought myself down. I impeached myself by resigning.

I am not a crook.

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

He has been called a mediocre man; but this is unwarranted flattery. He was a politician of monumental littleness.

History is a pathetic junkyard of broken treaties.

From this day forward, let each of us make a solemn commitment in his own heart: to bear his responsibility, to do his part, to live his ideals--so that together, we can see the dawn of a new age of progress for America, and together, as we celebrate our 200th anniversary as a nation, we can do so proud in the fulfillment of our promise to ourselves and to the world.

Government enterprise is the most inefficient and costly way of producing jobs.

For years politicians have promised the moon, I'm the first one to be able to deliver it.

For the first time, because the people of the world want peace, and the leaders of the world are afraid of war, the times are on the side of peace.

Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.

For its part, Government will listen. We will strive to listen in new ways - to the voices of quiet anguish, to voices that speak without words, the voices of the heart, to the injured voices, and the anxious voices, and the voices that have despaired of being heard.

Economic power is not the same as strength of national character. Our country may be rich in goods, but we are poor in spirit.

Federal and state laws (should) be changed to no longer make it a crime to possess marijuana for private use.

Do you want to make a point or do you want to make a change? Do you want to get something off your chest, or do you want to get something done?

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

Each moment in history is a fleeting time, precious and unique. But some stand out as moments of beginning, in which courses are set that shape decades or centuries. This can be such a moment. Forces now are converging that make possible, for the first time, the hope that many of man's deepest aspirations can at last be realized. The spiraling pace of change allows us to contemplate, within our own lifetime, advances that once would have taken centuries.

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.

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

But it's not just the ratty part of town. The upper class in San Francisco is that way. The Bohemian Grove, which I attend from time to time

Castro couldn't even go to the bathroom unless the Soviet Union put the nickel in the toilet.

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. For one priceless moment, in the whole history of man, all the people on this Earth are truly one. One in their pride in what you have done. One in our prayers that you will return safely to Earth. [To Neil Armstrong after he landed successfully on the Moon.]

Before we become too arrogant with the most deadly of the seven deadly sins, the sin of pride, let us remember that the two great wars of this century, wars which cost twenty million dead, were fought between Christian nations praying to the same God.

Baseball is great because anything can happen through the ninth inning.

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