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

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.


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


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


Tell them to send everything that can fly.


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


The press is the enemy.


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.


What starts the process, really, are laughs and slights and snubs when you are a kid. If your anger is deep enough and strong enough, you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence, personal gut performance.


Unless a president can protect the privacy of the advice he gets, he cannot get the advice he needs.


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


Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.


I can take it. The tougher it gets, the cooler I get.


I have impeached myself by resigning.


My own view is that taping of conversations for historical purposes was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents. I don't think Kennedy should have done it. I don't think Johnson should have done it, and I don't think we should have done it.


Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency.


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.


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


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.


Solutions are not the answer.


The American people are entitled to see the president and to hear his views directly, and not to see him only through the press.


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