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All Quotes by author - Richard M. Nixon
" Always remember that others may hate you but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself. "
" A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits. "
" 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. "
" Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist. "
" Any lady who is first lady likes being first lady. I don't care what they say, they like it. "
" A president can ask for reconciliation in the racial conflict that divides Americans. But reconciliation comes only from the hearts of people. "
" A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue. "
" 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. "
" At home, we must reject the mistaken notion - a notion that has dominated too much of the public dialogue for too long - that ever bigger Government is the answer to every problem. "
" Black Americans, no more than white Americans, they do not want more government programs which perpetuate dependency. They don't want to be a colony in a nation. "
" By the time you get dressed, drive out there, play 18 holes and come home, you've blown seven hours. There are better things you can do with your time. "
" Castro couldn't even go to the bathroom unless the Soviet Union put the nickel in the toilet. "
" 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. "
" Don't get the impression that you arouse my anger. You see, one can only be angry with those he respects. "
" Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion. "
" Government can provide opportunity. But opportunity means nothing unless people are prepared to seize it. "
" 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. "
" I brought myself down. I impeached myself by resigning. "
" I can see clearly now... that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate. "
" I can take it. The tougher it gets, the cooler I get. "
" I don't know anything that builds the will to win better than competitive sports. "
" 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. "
" If an individual wants to be a leader and isn't controversial, that means he never stood for anything. "
" 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. "
" If we take the route of the permanent handout, the American character will itself be impoverished. "
" If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories. "
" If you think the United States has stood still, who built the largest shopping center in the world? "
" If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together. "
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