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Richard M. Nixon
January 9, 1913 - April 22, 1994
Nationality: American
Category: President
Subcategory: American President

A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.


The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker.


I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don't have that experience. My only experience is at losing them.


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.


If you think the United States has stood still, who built the largest shopping center in the world?


I don't think that a leader can control, to any great extent, his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction.


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


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


I'm glad I'm not Brezhnev. Being the Russian leader in the Kremlin. You never know if someone's tape recording what you say.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow.


I brought myself down. I impeached myself by resigning.


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.


Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that.


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


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


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