Richard Nixon (Politician)

#8285 Richard Nixon

This administration has proved that it is utterly incapable of cleaning out the corruption which has completely eroded it and reestablishing the confidence and faith of the American people in the morality and honesty of their government employees. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about faith
#8286 Richard Nixon

The Jewish cabal is out to get me. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about wish
#8289 Richard Nixon

Do you want to make a point or do you want to make a change? do you want to get something off your chest, or do you want to get something done? .

Richard Nixon Quotes about change
#8290 Richard Nixon

Isn't it better to talk about the relative merits of washing machines than the relative strength of rockets? Isn't this the kind of competition you want? .

Richard Nixon Quotes about strength
#8291 Richard Nixon

Now, some may ask why we don't get rid of the bases, since the Soviet Government declares today that it has only peaceful intentions. The answer is that whenever the fear and suspicions that caused us and our Allies to take measures for collective self-defense are removed, the reason for our maintaining bases will be removed. In other words, the only possible solution of this problem lies in mutual, rather than unilateral action leading toward disarmament. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about fear
#8292 Richard Nixon

I leave you gentleman now. You will now write it; you will interpret it; that's your right. But as I leave you I want you to know.... just think how much you're going to be missing. You don't have Nixon to kick around any more, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference, and I hope that what I have said today will at least make television, radio, the press recognize that they have a right and a responsibility, if they're against a candidate give him the shaft, but also recognize if they give him the shaft, put one lonely reporter on the campaign who'll report what the candidate says now and then. Thank you, gentlemen, and good day. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about hope
#8293 Richard Nixon

Sock it to me? .

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#8294 Richard Nixon

The greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about history
#8295 Richard Nixon

This certainly has to be the most historic telephone call ever made. For every American this has to be the proudest day of our lives. And for people all over the world I am sure they, too, join with Americans in recognizing what a feat this is. Because of what you have done, the heavens have become a part of man's world. As you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquility, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to Earth. For one priceless moment, in the whole history of man, all the people on this Earth are truly one. .

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#8296 Richard Nixon

cannot defeat or humiliate the United States. Only Americans can do that. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about america
#8297 Richard Nixon

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. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about history
#8298 Richard Nixon

If, when the chips are down, the world's 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. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about power
#8299 Richard Nixon

You think of those kids out there. I say “kids.” I have seen them. They are the greatest. You see these bums, you know, blowing up the campuses. Listen, the boys that are on the college campuses today are the luckiest people in the world, going to the greatest universities, and here they are burning up the books, I mean storming around about this issue—I mean you name it—get rid of the war; there will be another one. Out there we’ve got kids who are just doing their duty. I have seen them. They stand tall, and they are proud. I am sure they are scared. I was when I was there. But when it really comes down to it, they stand up and, boy, you have to talk up to those men. And they are going to do fine; we’ve got to stand back of them. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about books
#8300 Richard Nixon

1 in 10 chance perhaps, but save Chile! worth spending; not concerned; no involvement of embassy; $10,000,00 available, more if necessary; full-time job — best men we have; game plan; make the economy scream; 48 hours for plan of action. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about time
#8301 Richard Nixon

There is an international disease which feeds on the notion that if you have a cause to defend, you can use any means to further your cause, since the end justifies the means. As an international community, we must oppose this notion, whether it be in Canada, in the United States, or anywhere else. No cause justifies violence as long as the system provides for change by peaceful means. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about change
#8302 Richard Nixon

I am now ain economics. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about economics
#8303 Richard Nixon

You know, it's a funny thing, every one of the bastards that are out for legalizing marijuana are Jewish. What the Christ is the matter with the Jews, Bob? What is the matter with them? I suppose it is because most of them are psychiatrists. .

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#8304 Richard Nixon

Many Jews in the Communist conspiracy. ...andwere the only non-Jews. ... Many thought that Hiss was. He could have been a half. ... Every other one was a Jew — and it raised hell for us. But in this case, I hope to God he's not a Jew. .

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#8305 Richard Nixon

So few of those who engage in espionage — are Negroes. ... In fact, very few of them become Communists. If they do, they like, they get into— they're more the capitalist type. And they throw bombs and this and that. But the Negroes. — have you ever noticed? ... Any Negro spies? .

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#8306 Richard Nixon

The Jews are irreligious, atheistic, immoral bunch of bastards. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about religious
#8307 Richard Nixon

When you get in these people when you...get these people in, say: 'Look, the problem is that this will open the whole, the wholething, and the President just feels that' ah, without going into the details... don't, don't lie to them to the extent to say there is no involvement, but just say this is sort of a comedy of errors, bizarre, without getting into it, 'the President believes that it is going to open the whole Bay of Pigs thing up again.' And, ah because these people are plugging for, for keeps and that they should call the FBI in and say that we wish for the country, don't go any further into this case, period! .

Richard Nixon Quotes about people
#8308 Richard Nixon

We are faced this year with the choice between the "work ethic" that built this Nation's character and the new "welfare ethic" that could cause that American character to weaken. .

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#8309 Richard Nixon

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. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about family
#8310 Richard Nixon

In any organization, the man at the top must bear the responsibility. That responsibility, therefore, belongs here, in this office. I accept it. And I pledge to you tonight, from this office, that I will do everything in my power to ensure that the guilty are brought to justice and that such abuses are purged from our political processes in the years to come, long after I have left this office. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about power
#8311 Richard Nixon

To make it possible for our children, and for our children’s children, to live in a world of peace. To make this country be more than ever a land of opportunity—of equal opportunity, full opportunity for every American. To provide jobs for all who can work, and generous help for those who cannot work. To establish a climate of decency and civility, in which each person respects the feelings and the dignity and the God-given rights of his neighbor. To make this a land in which each person can dare to dream, can live his dreams—not in fear, but in hope—proud of his community, proud of his country, proud of what America has meant to himself and to the world. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about hope
#8312 Richard Nixon

I want to say this to the television audience. I made my mistakes, but in all of my years of public life, I have never profited, never profited from public service. I have earned every cent. And in all of my years of public life, I have never obstructed justice. And I think, too, that I can 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'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about life
#8313 Richard Nixon

I don't give a shit what happens. I want you all to stonewall it, let them plead the , cover up or anything else, if it'll save it, save this plan. That's the whole point. We're going to protect our people if we can. .

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#8314 Richard Nixon

And I want you to know that I have no intention whatever of ever walking away from the job that the people elected me to do for the people of the United States. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about people
#8315 Richard Nixon

I recognize that this additional material I am now furnishing may further damage my case. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about age
#8316 Richard Nixon

To leave office before my term is completed is abhorrent to every instinct in my body. But as President I must put the interests of America first. America needs a full-time President and a full-time Congress, particularly at this time with problems we face at home and abroad. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about time
#8317 Richard Nixon

I have never been a quitter. .

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#8318 Richard Nixon

The greatness comes not when things go always good for you, but the greatness comes when you are really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes; because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain... 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 Nixon Quotes about courage
#8319 Richard Nixon

Oh, when the President does it, that means that it is not illegal. .

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#8320 Richard Nixon

I call it the Madman Theory, Bob. I want the North Vietnamese to believe I've reached the point where I might do anything to stop the war. We'll just slip the word to them that, for God's sake, you know Nixon is obsessed about Communism. We can't restrain him when he's angry — and he has his hand on the nuclear button — andhimself will be in Paris in two days begging for peace. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about war
#8321 Richard Nixon

Short of changing human nature, therefore, the only way to achieve a practical, livable peace in a world of competing nations is to take the profit out of war. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about war
#8322 Richard Nixon

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 Nixon Quotes about peace
#8323 Richard Nixon

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now. Rarely have so many people been so wrong about so much. Never have the consequences of their misunderstanding been so tragic. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about history
#8324 Richard Nixon

Nowdays, If a news report does not tie up loose ends as neatly as '', it is considered a flop. .

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#8325 Richard Nixon

But by God, they're exceptions. But Bob, generally speaking, you can't trust the bastards. They turn on us. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about trust
#8326 Richard Nixon

But, Bob, generally speaking, you can't trust the bastards. They turn on you. Am I wrong or right? .

Richard Nixon Quotes about trust
#8327 Richard Nixon

I'm not for women, frankly, in any job. I don't want any of them around. Thank God we don't have any in the Cabinet. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about women
#8328 Richard Nixon

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 Nixon Quotes about men
#8329 Richard Nixon

As long as I'm sitting in the chair, there's not going to be any Jew appointed to that court. [No Jew] can be right on the criminal-law issue. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about law
#8330 Richard Nixon

Nixon: I still think we ought to take the North Vietnamese dikes out now. Will that drown people? Kissinger: About two hundred thousand people. Nixon: No, no, no, I'd rather use the nuclear bomb. Have you got that, Henry? Kissinger: That, I think, would just be too much. Nixon: The nuclear bomb, does that bother you?...I just want you to think big, Henry, for Christsakes. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about people
#8331 Richard Nixon

Nixon: The only place where you and I disagree ... is with regard to the bombing. You're so goddamned concerned about civilians and I don't give a damn. I don't care. Kissinger: I'm concerned about the civilians because I don't want the world to be mobilized against you as a butcher. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about god
#8332 Richard Nixon

I can't ever say that, but I believe it. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about believe
#8333 Richard Nixon

You don’t want to know. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about want
#8334 Richard Nixon

I think most Americans understood that thewas not representative of our people, of the war we were fighting, or of our men who were fighting it; but from the time it first became public the whole tragic episode was used by the media and the antiwar forces to chip away at our efforts to build public support for our Vietnam objectives and policies. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about war
#8335 Richard Nixon

What are our schools for if not for indoctrination against communism? .

Richard Nixon Quotes about school
#8336 Richard Nixon

Now listen here: Printing top secret information... I don't care how they feel about the war. Whether they're for or against it. They can't and should not do this and attack the integrity of government and by God, I'm gonna fight that son of a bitching paper. They don't know what's gonna hit them now. .

Richard Nixon Quotes about war

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