Richard Milhous Nixon was an American politician who served as the 37th President of the United States from 1969 until 1974, when he became the only U.S. president to resign from office. He had previously served as a U.S. Representative and Senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 under the Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Well, I Screwed It Up Real Good, Didn't I?
Finishing Second In The Olympics Gets You Silver. Finishing Second In Politics Gets You Oblivion.
If You Want To Make Beautiful Music, You Must Play The Black And The White Notes Together.
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.
I Can Take It. The Tougher It Gets, The Cooler I Get.
Don't Get The Impression That You Arouse My Anger. You See, One Can Only Be Angry With Those He Respects.
The Memory Of That Scene For Me Is Like A Frame Of Film Forever Frozen At That Moment: The Red Carpet, The Green Lawn, The White House, The Leaden Sky. The New President And His First Lady.
You've Got To Learn To Survive A Defeat. That's When You Develop Character.
The Finest Steel Has To Go Through The Hottest Fire.
If I Were To Make Public These Tapes, Containing Blunt And Candid Remarks On Many Different Subjects, The Confidentiality Of The Office Of The President Would Always Be Suspect.
Scrubbing Floors And Emptying Bedpans Has As Much Dignity As The Presidency.
Let Us Move From The Era Of Confrontation To The Era Of Negotiation.
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.
No Event In American History Is More Misunderstood Than The Vietnam War. It Was Misreported Then, And It Is Misremembered Now.
Americans Admire A People Who Can Scratch A Desert And Produce A Garden. The Israelis Have Shown Qualities That Americans Identify With: Guts, Patriotism, Idealism, A Passion For Freedom. I Have Seen It. I Know. I Believe That.
In The Long Term We Can Hope That Religion Will Change The Nature Of Man And Reduce Conflict. But History Is Not Encouraging In This Respect. The Bloodiest Wars In History Have Been Religious Wars.
When I Retire I'm Going To Spend My Evenings By The Fireplace Going Through Those Boxes. There Are Things In There That Ought To Be Burned.
If You Take No Risks, You Will Suffer No Defeats. But If You Take No Risks, You Win No Victories.
Defeat Doesn't Finish A Man, Quit Does. A Man Is Not Finished When He's Defeated. He's Finished When He Quits.
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.
It Is Necessary For Me To Establish A Winner Image. Therefore, I Have To Beat Somebody.
Let Us Build Bridges, My Friends, Build Bridges To Human Dignity Across That Gulf That Separates Black America From White America.
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.
I Have Never Been A Quitter. To Leave Office Before My Term Is Completed Is Opposed To Every Instinct In My Body. But As President I Must Put The Interests Of America First Therefore, I Shall Resign The Presidency Effective At Noon Tomorrow.
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.
When The President Does It, That Means That It's Not Illegal.
We Cannot Learn From One Another Until We Stop Shouting At One Another - Until We Speak Quietly Enough So That Our Words Can Be Heard As Well As Our Voices.
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.
Any Change Is Resisted Because Bureaucrats Have A Vested Interest In The Chaos In Which They Exist.
I'm Glad I'm Not Brezhnev. Being The Russian Leader In The Kremlin. You Never Know If Someone's Tape Recording What You Say.
Those Who Hate You Don't Win Unless You Hate Them, And Then You Destroy Yourself.
People Have Got To Know Whether Or Not Their President Is A Crook. Well, I'm Not A Crook. I Earned Everything I've Got.
Always Remember That Others May Hate You But Those Who Hate You Don't Win Unless You Hate Them. And Then You Destroy Yourself.
You Must Pursue This Investigation Of Watergate Even If It Leads To The President. I'm Innocent. You've Got To Believe I'm Innocent. If You Don't, Take My Job.
What Starts The Process, Really, Are Laughs And Slights And Snubs When You Are A Kid. If Your Anger Is Deep Enough And Strong Enough, You Learn That You Can Change Those Attitudes By Excellence, Personal Gut Performance.
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.
You Won't Have Nixon To Kick Around Anymore, Because, Gentlemen, This Is My Last Press Conference.
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.
Watergate Had Become The Center Of The Media's Universe, And During The Remaining Year Of My Presidency The Media Tried To Force Everything Else To Revolve Around It.
As This Long And Difficult War Ends, I Would Like To Address A Few Special Words To The American People: Your Steadfastness In Supporting Our Insistence On Peace With Honor Has Made Peace With Honor Possible.
Voters Quickly Forget What A Man Says.
Sure There Are Dishonest Men In Local Government. But There Are Dishonest Men In National Government Too.
We Do Not Learn By Inference And Deduction And The Application Of Mathematics To Philosophy, But By Direct Intercourse And Sympathy.
If You Think The United States Has Stood Still, Who Built The Largest Shopping Center In The World?
We Must Always Remember That America Is A Great Nation Today Not Because Of What Government Did For People But Because Of What People Did For Themselves And For One Another.
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.
Under The Doctrine Of Separation Of Powers, The Manner In Which The President Personally Exercises His Assigned Executive Powers Is Not Subject To Questioning By Another Branch Of Government.
I See The Face Of A Child. He Lives In A Great City. He Is Black. Or He Is White. He Is Mexican, Italian, Polish. None Of That Matters. What Matters, He's An American Child.
Let Us Begin By Committing Ourselves To The Truth To See It Like It Is, And Tell It Like It Is, To Find The Truth, To Speak The Truth, And To Live The Truth.
Castro Couldn't Even Go To The Bathroom Unless The Soviet Union Put The Nickel In The Toilet.