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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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.

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

I have impeached myself by resigning.

When I retire I'm going to spend my evenings by the fireplace going through those boxes. There are things in there that ought to be burned.

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 gave 'em a sword. And they stuck it in and they twisted it with relish. And I guess if I had been in their position I'd have done the same thing.

Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.

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

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.

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

Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.

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

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.

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore I have to beat somebody.

I played by the rules of politics as I found them.

If you want to make beautiful music you must play the black and the white notes together.

We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy but by direct intercourse and sympathy.

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.

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

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

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