quote by Hunter S. Thompson

The slow-rising central horror of "Watergate" is not that it might grind down to the reluctant impeachment of a vengeful thug of a president whose entire political career has been a monument to the same kind of cheap shots and treachery he finally got nailed for, but that we might somehow fail to learn something from it.

— Hunter S. Thompson

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The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.

You cannot live your life other than walking in the truth. Your means are as important as your ends.

Watergate is a sad and tragic incident in our history.

They were wrong, dead wrong, those men at Watergate. Men abused power, but the system still works. Men abused money, but the system still works. Men lied and perjured themselves, but the system still .

We're not going to have another Watergate in our lifetime. I'm sure.

What did the president know, and when did he know it?

From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known;

our Constitution works. And during Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one - absolutely no one - is above the law.

From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known;

our Constitution works. And during Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one - absolutely no one - is above the law.

The source known as Deep Throat provided a kind of road map through the scandal.

His one consistent message was that the Watergate burglary was just the tip of the iceberg.

The fact of the Watergate cover-up is not nearly as interesting as the step into making the cover-up. And when you understand the step, you understand that Richard Nixon lied. That he was a criminal.

Watergate was unique because it allowed the public to play its democratic role in expressing its outrage at the presidency. And as a result, for the first time in history a president resigned.

Had the Senate or House, or both, censured or somehow warned Richard Nixon, the tragedy of Watergate might have been prevented. Hopefully the Senate will not sit by while even more serious abuses unfold before it.

Watergate provides a model case study of the interaction and powers of each of the branches of government. It also is a morality play with a sad and dramatic ending.

I believe Watergate shows that the system did work.

Particularly the Judiciary and the Congress, and ultimately an independent prosecutor working in the Executive Branch.

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.

Watergate showed more strengths in our system than weaknesses.

.. The whole country did take part in quite a genuine sense in passing judgment on Richard Nixon.

I recently read some of the transcripts of Nixon's Watergate tapes, and they spent hours trying to figure out who was leaking and providing information to Carl and myself.

What was Watergate? A little bugging!

Until we have a better relationship between private performance and the public truth, as was demonstrated with Watergate, we as the public are absolutely right to remain suspicious, contemptuous even, of the secrecy and the misinformation which is the digest of our news.

Watergate is the great liberal illusion that you can have public virtue without private morality.

No one - absolutely no one - is above the law.

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.

This story, I predict, will grow to be worse than Watergate.

The American people need to have the answers.

This we learn from Watergate that almost any creep'll be glad to help the Government overthrow the people.

Americans like to give their President the benefit of the doubt.

If you look at the poll numbers, people knew Nixon was deeply involved in Watergate and stayed with him for a long time. It's a natural tendency.

Even Napoleon had his Watergate.

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Maybe this Watergate is like the Old Testament.

It was visited upon us and maybe were going to benefit from it.

The American Dream has run out of gas.

The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam.

I almost became a political journalist, having worked as a reporter at the time of Watergate. The proximity to those events motivated me, when I wound up doing philosophy, to try to use it to move the public debate.

I think that in the minds of many, the press is being seen less and less as a neutral observer in the impeachment enterprise and more and more as participants, or even collaborators. On Media's Participation In Watergate

I was a middle-of-the-road Democrat more than anything else.

I know I voted for Carter. Watergate taught me how bad the Republicans were.

I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy, but I do remember that there were some redeeming features in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice and heroism displayed on both sides. I see no redeeming features in Watergate.

The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time, even a noble one, not only to the press but perhaps to a majority of Americans.

Everybody has a little bit of Watergate in him.

Post-Watergate morality, by which anything left private is taken as presumptive evidence of wrongdoing.

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