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By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

Our souls speak from across the miles, intertwined, you and I.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

In ancient days, men looked at stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

Once genius is submerged by bureaucracy, a nation is doomed to mediocrity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

To me, the most unhappy people in the world are the people ... in Palm Beach- Going to parties every night. Playing golf every afternoon, then bridge. [They have] no purpose.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

The ability to be cool, confident, and decisive in crisis is not an inherited characteristic but is the direct result of how well the individual has prepared himself for the battle.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

...we must strike a balance so that the protection of our irreplaceable heritage becomes as important as its use. The price of economic growth need not and will not be deterioration in the quality of our lives and our surroundings.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

Before we become too arrogant with the most deadly of the seven deadly sins, the sin of pride, let us remember that the two great wars of this century, wars which cost twenty million dead, were fought between Christian nations praying to the same God.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

Lyndon Johnson rose above the doubt and fear to hold this Nation on course until we rediscovered our faith in ourselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

I made my mistakes, but in all of my years in public life, I have never profited, never profited from public serviceI have earned every cent. And in all of my years of public life, I have never obstructed justice. And I think, too, that I could say that in my years of public life, that I welcome this kind of examination, because people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I am not a crook. I have earned everything I have got.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

You want a wife who is intelligent, but not too intelligent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

As our cities and suburbs relentlessly expand, those priceless open spaces needed for recreation areas accessible to their people are swallowed up-often forever. Unless we preserve these spaces while they are still available, we will have none to preserve.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

We believe that part of the answer lies in pricing energy on the basis of its full costs to society. One reason we use energy so lavishly today is that the price of energy does not include all of the social costs of producing it. The costs incurred in protecting the environment and the health and safety of workers, for example, are part of the real costs of producing energy-but they are not now all included in the price of the product.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

Neil and Buzz, I am talking to you by telephone from the Oval Office at the White House, and this certainly has to be the most historic telephone call ever made. . . . Because of what you have done, the heavens have become a part of man's world. As you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquility, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to Earth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

Mr. Stevenson has a degree alright-a PhD from the Acheson College of Cowardly Communist Containment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

The easiest period in a crisis situation is actually the battle itself. The most difficult is the period of indecision - whether to fight or run away. And the most dangerous period is the aftermath. It is then, with all his resources spent and his guard down, that an individual must watch out for dulled reactions and faulty judgment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

I let the American people down, and I have to carry that burden for the rest of my life. My political life is over. I will never again have an opportunity to serve in any official position. Maybe I can give a little advice from time to time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

I've never canceled a subscription to a newspaper because of bad cartoons or editorials. If that were the case, I wouldn't have any newspapers or magazines to read.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

My strong point, if I have a strong point, is performance. I always do more than I say. I always produce more than I promise.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

My gravest secret is that I really did fake the moon landing. On Venus!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

We are all in it together. This is a war. We take a few shots and it will be over. We will give them a few shots and it will be over.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

The Bohemian Grove, which I attend from time to time - it is the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

Let historians not record that when America was the most powerful nation in the world we passed on the other side of the road and allowed the last hopes for peace and freedom of millions of people to be suffocated by the forces of totalitarianism. And so tonightto you, the great silent majority of my fellow AmericansI ask for your support.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

During the Prince's visit, King Timahoe will be referred to only as Timahoe, since it would be inappropriate for the Prince to be outranked by a dog.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

The environmental agenda before the Congress includes laws to deal with water pollution, pesticide hazards, ocean dumping, excessive noise, careless land development and many other environmental problems. These problems will not stand still for politics or for partisanship.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

Never has so much military and economic and diplomatic power been used so ineffectively, and if after all of this time, and all of this sacrifice, and all of this support, there is still no end in sight, then I say the time has come for the American people to turn to new leadership not tied to the mistakes and policies of the past.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

We must adopt reforms which will expand the range of opportunities for all Americans. We can fulfill the American dream only when each person has a fair chance to fulfill his own dreams. This means equal voting rights, equal employment opportunity and new opportunities for expanded ownership, because in order to be secure in their human rights, people need access to property rights.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

Being trustworthy is something you are, something you stand for and a core value you live by. It isn't something you can train for nor is it something you can manipulate. You either have those values or you don't.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

The great question of the seventies is, shall we surrender to our surroundings, or shall we make our peace with nature and begin to make reparations for the damage we have done to our air, to our land, and to our water?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

I would have made a good pope.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

For one priceless moment in the whole history of man, all of the people on this earth are truly one. One in their pride at what you have done, one in our prayers that you will return safely to earth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them back.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

It has been said that Canada is bounded 'on the north by gold, on the west by the East, on the east by history - and on the south by friends'.* We hope that will always be the case and we hope it will be the case not only with respect to the United States, your immediate neighbor to the south, but with respect to all your southern neighbors - and ours - who are bound by the great forces of geography and history which are distinctive to the New World.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

Television is to news as bumperstickers are to philosophy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another - until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

We have been through, over these years, some difficult times. During the period that I have served as President of the United States, we have been through some difficult times together, and I can only say that the friendship that we have for this nation, the respect and the admiration we have for the people of this nation, their courage, their tenacity, their firmness in the face of very great odds, is one that makes us proud to stand with Israel, as we have in the past in times of trouble, and now to work with Israel in a better time, a time that we trust will be a time of peace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

I have earned every cent. And in all of my years of public life I have never obstructed justice.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

You know very well that whether you are on page one or page thirty depends on whether they fear you. It's as simple as that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

Success is not a harbor but a voyage with its own perils to the spirit ... The lesson that most of us on this voyage never learn, but can never quite forget, is that to win is sometimes to lose.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life with which our country has been blessed. It is a many-faceted treasure, of value to scholars, scientists, and nature lovers alike, and it forms a vital part of the heritage we all share as Americans.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

Life isn't meant to be easy. It's hard to take being on the top - or on the bottom. I guess I'm something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things... Life is one crisis after another.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

If an individual wants to be a leader and isn't controversial, that means he never stood for anything.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

Listen, I don't know anything about polygraphs and I don't know how accurate they are, but I know they'll scare the hell out of people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

While technically I did not commit a crime, an impeachable offense... these are legalisms, as far as the handling of this matter is concerned; it was so botched up, I made so many bad judgments. The worst ones, mistakes of the heart, rather than the head. But let me say, a man in that top job - he's got to have a heart, but his head must always rule his heart.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

They put the Jewish interest above America's interest and it's about goddamn time that the Jew in America realizes he's an American first and a Jew second.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

I think Congress has spent enough time on ethics. I think it's time they moved on to something else.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

Idealism without realism is impotent. Realism without idealism is immoral.