Top 10 watergate quotes


What are the TOP 10 quotes about watergate?


The genius of impeachment lay in the fact that it could punish the man without punishing the office.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., historian

Even Napoleon had his Watergate.

Yogi Berra, athlete

As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing.

Golda Meir, leader

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.

Howard Fineman, journalist



Lawyers didn't seriously get involved in the Watergate stories until quite late, when we realized we were on to something.

Bob Woodward, journalist

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.

Archibald Cox, public servant

The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere. What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock.

Sam Ervin, politician

When you're a lawyer, you expect your client to lie to you, but not when he is the president.

Dick Houser,

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.

Leon Jaworski, public servant

This is, I say, the time for all good men not to go to the aid of their party, but to come to the aid of their country.

Eugene McCarthy, politician


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