Best quotes by the American President Richard M. Nixon

You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character.
  • character

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

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

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.
  • another



A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.
  • defeated

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

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

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.
  • best

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

I can take it. The tougher it gets, the cooler I get.
  • cool

If an individual wants to be a leader and isn't controversial, that means he never stood for anything.
  • anything

I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don't have that experience. My only experience is at losing them.
  • advice

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.
  • another

Well, I screwed it up real good, didn't I?
  • real

I don't think that a leader can control, to any great extent, his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction.
  • another

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.
  • begin

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.
  • burning

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

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.
  • history

The press is the enemy.
  • enemy

There will be no whitewash in the White House.
  • house

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.
  • blunt

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.
  • crook

Unless a president can protect the privacy of the advice he gets, he cannot get the advice he needs.
  • advice

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.
  • bad

I let the American people down.
  • american

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.
  • anger

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.
  • cake

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
  • american

Any lady who is first lady likes being first lady. I don't care what they say, they like it.
  • being


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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.
  • history

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.
  • blunt

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.
  • crook

Unless a president can protect the privacy of the advice he gets, he cannot get the advice he needs.
  • advice

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

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.
  • able

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.
  • america

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.
  • carpet

President Johnson and I have a lot in common. We were both born in small towns and we're both fortunate in the fact that we think we married above ourselves.
  • born

When the President does it, that means that it's not illegal.
  • illegal

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.
  • another

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

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.
  • crook

I let the American people down.
  • american

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

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.
  • address

There are some people, you know, they think the way to be a big man is to shout and stomp and raise hell-and then nothing ever really happens. I'm not like that I never shoot blanks.
  • big

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

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.
  • america

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.
  • admire

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I don't think that a leader can control, to any great extent, his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction.
  • another

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.
  • bad

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.
  • able

President Johnson and I have a lot in common. We were both born in small towns and we're both fortunate in the fact that we think we married above ourselves.
  • born

There are some people, you know, they think the way to be a big man is to shout and stomp and raise hell-and then nothing ever really happens. I'm not like that I never shoot blanks.
  • big

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.
  • another

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I let the American people down.
  • american

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
  • american

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

If we take the route of the permanent handout, the American character will itself be impoverished.
  • american

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.
  • address

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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.
  • become

The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them.
  • boredom

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.
  • america

Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency.
  • dignity

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Tell them to send everything that can fly.
  • fly

You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference.
  • anymore

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

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.
  • accused



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.
  • become

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.
  • bad

In the television age, the key distinction is between the candidate who can speak poetry and the one who can only speak prose.
  • age

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.
  • able

My concern today is not with the length of a person's hair but with his conduct.
  • concern

If we take the route of the permanent handout, the American character will itself be impoverished.
  • american

Tonight - to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans - I ask for your support.
  • ask

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.
  • performance

The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them.
  • boredom

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.
  • address

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.
  • america

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.
  • carpet

President Johnson and I have a lot in common. We were both born in small towns and we're both fortunate in the fact that we think we married above ourselves.
  • born

There are some people, you know, they think the way to be a big man is to shout and stomp and raise hell-and then nothing ever really happens. I'm not like that I never shoot blanks.
  • big

Solutions are not the answer.
  • answer

Voters quickly forget what a man says.
  • forget

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.
  • being

When the President does it, that means that it's not illegal.
  • illegal

You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates.
  • anger

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

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.
  • america

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.
  • another

Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency.
  • dignity

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.
  • admire

Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.
  • destroy

I am not a crook.
  • crook

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

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.
  • another

I brought myself down. I impeached myself by resigning.
  • brought

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

Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist.
  • bureaucrats

I reject the cynical view that politics is a dirty business.
  • business

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.
  • history

I don't know anything that builds the will to win better than competitive sports.
  • anything


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