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Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "Never forget, the press is the enemy. The establishment is the enemy. The professors are the enemy. Professors are the enemy. Write that on a blackboard 100 times and never forget it."

Never forget, the press is the enemy. The establishment is the enemy. The professors are the enemy. Professors are the enemy. Write that on a blackboard 100 times and never forget it.




Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "When the President does it, that means that it's not illegal."

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




Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain."

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



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "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."

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.




Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "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."

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.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "I don't think a woman should be in any government job whatever. I mean, I really don't. The reason why I do is mainly because they are erratic and emotional."

I don't think a woman should be in any government job whatever. I mean, I really don't. The reason why I do is mainly because they are erratic and emotional.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "I know you heard what you thought I said, but what I said isn't what I meant."

I know you heard what you thought I said, but what I said isn't what I meant.




Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "I was not lying. I said things that later on seemed to be untrue."

I was not lying. I said things that later on seemed to be untrue.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "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."

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.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "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."

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.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits."

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



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now."

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




Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference."

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



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "If we take the route of the permanent handout, the American character will itself be impoverished."

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



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "Nothing would please the Kremlin more than to have the people of this country choose a second rate president."

Nothing would please the Kremlin more than to have the people of this country choose a second rate president.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "We will establish a new system that makes high-quality health care available to every American in a dignified manner and at a price he can afford."

We will establish a new system that makes high-quality health care available to every American in a dignified manner and at a price he can afford.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too."

Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "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."

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.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "The press is the enemy."

The press is the enemy.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "Capitalism works better than it sounds, while socialism sounds better than it works."

Capitalism works better than it sounds, while socialism sounds better than it works.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself."

Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "The mark of a true politician is that he is never at a loss for words because he is always half-expecting to be asked to make a speech."

The mark of a true politician is that he is never at a loss for words because he is always half-expecting to be asked to make a speech.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "If an individual wants to be a leader and isn't controversial, that means he never stood for anything."

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



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "I didn't do anything wrong and I promise to never do it again."

I didn't do anything wrong and I promise to never do it again.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "My strong point is not rhetoric , it isn't showmanship, it isn't big promises - those things that create the glamour and the excitement that people call charisma and warmth."

My strong point is not rhetoric , it isn't showmanship, it isn't big promises - those things that create the glamour and the excitement that people call charisma and warmth.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "The memory of that scene for me is like a frame of film forever frozen at that moment: the red carpet, the green lawn, the white house, the leaden sky. The new president and his first lady."

The memory of that scene for me is like a frame of film forever frozen at that moment: the red carpet, the green lawn, the white house, the leaden sky. The new president and his first lady.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "Watergate had become the center of the media's universe, and during the remaining year of my presidency the media tried to force everything else to revolve around it."

Watergate had become the center of the media's universe, and during the remaining year of my presidency the media tried to force everything else to revolve around it.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "What a strange creature man is that he fouls his own nest."

What a strange creature man is that he fouls his own nest.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire."

The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "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."

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.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "Our chief justices have probably had more profound and lasting influence on their times and on the direction of the nation than most presidents."

Our chief justices have probably had more profound and lasting influence on their times and on the direction of the nation than most presidents.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "The important thing is that we maintain plausible deniability."

The important thing is that we maintain plausible deniability.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "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 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.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "I would not like to be a political leader in Russia. They never know when they're being taped."

I would not like to be a political leader in Russia. They never know when they're being taped.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "Any nation that decides the only way to achieve peace is through peaceful means is a nation that will soon be a piece of another nation."

Any nation that decides the only way to achieve peace is through peaceful means is a nation that will soon be a piece of another nation.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "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."

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.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "Rarely have so many people been so wrong about so much."

Rarely have so many people been so wrong about so much.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together."

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



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "Those who hate us only win if we hate them back"

Those who hate us only win if we hate them back



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "What was Watergate? A little bugging!"

What was Watergate? A little bugging!



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "You have to face the fact that the whole problem is really the blacks. The key is to devise a system that recognizes this all while not appearing to."

You have to face the fact that the whole problem is really the blacks. The key is to devise a system that recognizes this all while not appearing to.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "I'm not at liberty to discuss the governments knowledge of extraterrestrial UFO's at this time. I am still personally being briefed on the subject!"

I'm not at liberty to discuss the governments knowledge of extraterrestrial UFO's at this time. I am still personally being briefed on the subject!



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "Communism denies God, enslaves men, and destroys justice."

Communism denies God, enslaves men, and destroys justice.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "Honesty may not be the best policy, but it is worth trying once in a while."

Honesty may not be the best policy, but it is worth trying once in a while.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word "crisis." One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity."

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word "crisis." One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "Idealism without realism is impotent. Realism without idealism is immoral."

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



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "My concern today is not with the length of a person's hair but with his conduct."

My concern today is not with the length of a person's hair but with his conduct.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "A politician knows that his friends are not always his allies, and that his adversaries are not always his enemies."

A politician knows that his friends are not always his allies, and that his adversaries are not always his enemies.



Richard M. Nixon Quotes: "Never say no when a client asks for something, even if it is the moon. You can always try, and anyhow there is plenty of time afterwards to explain that it was not possible."

Never say no when a client asks for something, even if it is the moon. You can always try, and anyhow there is plenty of time afterwards to explain that it was not possible.