Zitat des Tages von Richard M. Nixon:
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.
Voters quickly forget what a man says.
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.
If we take the route of the permanent handout, the American character will itself be impoverished.
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.
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've analyzed the best I can... and I have not found an impeachable offense, and therefore resignation is not an acceptable course.
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.
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.
I can see clearly now... that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
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.
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.
It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.
I am not a crook.
Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.
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.
I can take it. The tougher it gets, the cooler I get.
Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency.
You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference.
The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker.
Castro couldn't even go to the bathroom unless the Soviet Union put the nickel in the toilet.
Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.
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.
You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character.
Always remember that others may hate you but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.
A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.
People react to fear, not love; they don't teach that in Sunday School, but it's true.
It I talked about Watergate, I was described as struggling to free myself from the morass. If I did not talk about Watergate, I was accused of being out of touch with reality.
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.
There will be no whitewash in the White House.
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
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.
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.
Once you get into this great stream of history, you can't get out.
We are not spending the Federal Government's money, we are spending the taxpayer's money, and it must be spent n a way which guarantees his money's worth and yields the fullest possible benefit to the people being helped.