Richard M. Nixon

Richard M. Nixon

Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) 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 the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 under the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, and prior to that as a U.S. Representative and also Senator from California.

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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.

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.

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.

Solutions are not the answer.

The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker.

The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.

I let the American people down.

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.

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.

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

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

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'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.

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.

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

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.

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

Voters quickly forget what a man says.

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

I am not a crook.

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