Richard M Nixon Quotes

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. Richard M Nixon

The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them. Richard M Nixon

You’ve got to learn to survive a defeat. That’s when you develop character. Richard M Nixon

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

Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion. Richard M Nixon

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. Richard M Nixon

Don’t try to take on a new personality; it doesn’t work. Richard M Nixon

When the President does it, that means it is not illegal. Richard M Nixon

I was under medication when I made the decision not to burn the tapes. Richard M Nixon

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. Richard M Nixon

The easiest period in a crisis situation is actually the battle itself. The most difficult is the period of indecision – whether to fight or run away. And the most dangerous period is the aftermath. It is then, with all his resources spent and his guard down, that an individual must watch out for dulled reactions and faulty judgement. Richard M Nixon

Any lady who is first lady likes being first lady. I don’t care what they say, they like it. Richard M Nixon

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

The media are far more powerful than the President in creating public awareness and shaping public opinion, for the simple reason that the media always have the last word. Richard M Nixon

If 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. Richard M Nixon

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

There will be no whitewash in the White House. Richard M Nixon