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Best Richard Nixon Quotes

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A list of the best Richard Nixon quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Richard Nixon quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Richard Nixon quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Richard Nixon should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Richard Nixon quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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    A man is not finished when he's defeated; he's finished when he quits. Perseverance

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    The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire. Adversity

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

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    I am not a crook. Politicians and Politics

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    Always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them-and then you destroy yourself. Hatred

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    Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them; and then you destroy yourself. Hatred

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    Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain. Failure

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    No man can be fully free while his neighbor is not. To go forward at all is to go forward together.

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    Nobody is a friend of ours. Let's face it. Politicians and Politics

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    Defeat doesn't finish a man -- quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits. Defeat

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    We are not bent on conquest or on threatening others. But we do have a nuclear umbrella that can protect others, above all the states to which we are allied or in which we have a great national interest. Uncategorised

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    Yet we can maintain a free society only if we recognize that in a free society no one can win all the time. No one can have his own way all the time, and no one is right all the time. Freedom

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    A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue. Public office

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    This is the greatest week in the history of the world since the Creation, because as a result of what happened in this week, the world is bigger, infinitely. Moon

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    For its part, Government will listen. We will strive to listen in new ways -- to the voices of quiet anguish, to voices that speak without words, the voices of the heart, to the injured voices, and the anxious voices, and the voices that have despaired of being heard. Government

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    The more you stay in this kind of job, the more you realize that a public figure, a major public figure, is a lonely man. Public

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    I played by the rules of politics as I found them. Politicians and Politics

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    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. Uncategorised

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    A riot is a spontaneous outburst. A war is subject to advance planning. Uncategorised

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    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. Difficulties

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

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    I seriously doubt if we will ever have another war. This is probably the very last one. Uncategorised

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    The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker. Peace

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    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. Cooperation

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    I would rather be a one-term President and do what I believe is right than to be a two-term President at the cost of seeing America become a second-race power and to see this Nation accept the first defeat in its proud 190-year history. Uncategorised

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    The sky is no longer the limit. Outer space

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    The peace we seek in the world is not the flimsy peace which is merely an interlude between wars, but a peace which can endure for generations to come. It is important that we understand both the necessity and the limitations of America's role in maintaining that peace. Unless we in America work to preserve the peace, there will be no peace. Unless we in America work to preserve freedom, there will be no freedom.

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    The one thing sure about politics is that what goes up comes down and what goes down often comes up. Politicians and Politics

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    It is not enough just to be for peace. The point is, what can we do about it? Uncategorised

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    If, when the chips are down, the worlds most powerful nation, the United States of America, acts like a pitiful, helpless giant, the forces of totalitarianism and anarchy will threaten free nations and free institutions throughout the world. Uncategorised

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

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    When I am the candidate, I run the campaign. Uncategorised

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    There are these and other great causes that we were elected overwhelmingly to carry forward in November of 1972. And what we were elected to do, we are going to do, and let others wallow in Watergate, we are going to do our job. Uncategorised

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    There is no such thing as a nonpolitical speech by a politician. Uncategorised

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    I often thought that if there had been a good rap group around in those days, I might have chosen a career in music instead of politics. Music

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    Why would anyone want to be President today? The answer is not one of glory, or fame; today the burdens of the office outweigh its privileges. Its not because the Presidency offers a chance to be somebody, but because it offers a chance to do something. Uncategorised

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

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    Nothing matters more to the future of this Nation than insuring that our young men and women learn to believe in themselves and believe in their dreams, and that they develop this capacitythat you develop this capacity, so that you keep it all of your lives. I believe one of Americas most priceless assets is the idealism which motivates the young people of America. My generation has invested all that it has, not only its love but its hope and faith, in yours. Uncategorised

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    The lesson of all history warns us that we should negotiate only when our military superiority is so convincing that we can achieve our objective at the conference table, and deny the aggressor theirs. Negotiation

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    Our idea is to create a situation in which those lands to which we have obligations or in which we have interests, if they are ready to fight a fire, should be able to count on us to furnish the hose and water. Uncategorised

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    The power of impeachment is, of course, solely entrusted by the Constitution to the House of Representatives. However, the Executive Branch is clearly obligated, both by precedent and by the necessity of the House of Representatives having all of the facts before reaching its decision, to supply relevant information to the Legislative Branch, as it does in aid of other inquiries being conducted by committees of the Congress, to the extent compatible with the public interest. Uncategorised

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    Once one determines that he or she has a mission in life, that's it's not going to be accomplished without a great deal of pain, and that the rewards in the end may not outweigh the pain --if you recognize historically that always happens, then when it comes, you survive it. Survival

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    This fellow Hunt...he knows too damn much.

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    But also out here in this dreary, difficult war, I think history will record that this may have been one of Americas finest hours, because we took a difficult task and we succeeded. Uncategorised

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    But above all, what this Congress can be remembered for is opening the way to a new American revolutiona peaceful revolution in which power was turned back to the peoplein which government at all levels was refreshed and renewed and made truly responsive. This can be a revolution as profound, as far-reaching, as exciting as that first revolution almost 200 years agoand it can mean that just 5 years from now America will enter its third century as a young nation new in spirit, with all the vigor and the freshness with which it began its first century. Uncategorised

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    Once you get into this great stream of history you can't get out. You can drown. Or you can be pulled ashore by the tide. But it is awfully hard to get out when you are in the middle of the stream -- if it is intended that you stay there. Vocation

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    Red China and Russia are having their differences. But we cannot take too much comfort in the fact that what they are debating about is not how to beat each other but how to beat us. They are simply arguing about what kind of a shovel they should use to dig the grave of the United States. Uncategorised

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    A man who has never lost himself in a cause bigger than himself has missed one of life's mountaintop experiences. Only in losing himself does he find himself. Only then does he discover all the latent strengths he never knew he had and which otherwise would have remained dormant. Causes

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    The average American is just like the child in the family. You give him some responsibility and he is going to amount to something. He is going to do something. If, on the other hand, you make him completely dependent and pamper him and cater to him too much, you are going to make him soft, spoiled and eventually a very weak individual. Uncategorised

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    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. Crisis

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