President Richard M. Nixon: More Quotes from Nixon

Some more quotes and quotations from President of the United States Richard M. Nixon.

Quotes from Nixon:

"Whenever any mother or father talks to his child, I hope he can look at the man in the White House, and whatever he may think of his politics, he will say, 'Well, there is a man who maintains the kind of standards personally I would want my child to follow.'"-Debate with Kennedy, 1960

"I believe that I spent too much time in the last campaign on substance and too little time on appearance; I paid too much attention to what I was going to say and too little to how I would look."-1961

"What few disappointments have been my lot in the world of politics are as nothing compared to the mountain-top experiences which have been mine."-1962

"From considerable experience in observing witnesses on the stand, I had learned that those who are lying or trying to cover up something generally make a common mistake-they tend to overreact, to overstate their case...."-Six Crises, 1962

"There is no substitute for victory in South Vietnam."-1964

"Out here in this dreary, difficult war, I think history will record that this may have been one of America's finest hours."-On Vietnam, 1964

"I'm known as an activist and an organizer, but some people have said I'm sort of an egghead in the Republican party. I don't write as well as Stevenson, but I work at it. If I had my druthers, I'd like to write 2 or books a year, go to one of the fine schools-Oxford, for instance-just teach, read, and write. I'd like to do that better than what I'm doing now."-1966

"All right. They still call me "Tricky Dick.' It's a brutal thing to fight. The carefully cultivated impression is that Nixon is devious. I can overcome this impression in one way only: by absolute candor."-1968

"Nobody is a friend of ours. Let's face it."-September 15, 1972

"We are all in it together. This is war. We take a few shots and it will be over. We will give them a few shots and it will be over. Don't worry. I wouldn't want to be on the other side right now. Would you?"-September 15, 1972

"How much of a crisis? It will be-I am thinking in terms of-the point is, everything is a crisis. (Expletive deleted) it is a terrible lousy thing."-March 13,1973

"I'm putting him up. The only thing I would say is that-to him-I would say that as President's Counsel (unintelligible) executive (unintelligible) and all that-(expletive deleted) I wouldn't even (unintelligible)."-April, 1973

"I don't know. Am I seeing something (unintelligible) that really isn't (unintelligible) or am I?"-April 14, 1973

"We can't get the President involved in this. His people, that is one thing. We don't want to cover up, but there are ways."-April 14, 1973

"I have a quality which I guess I must have inherited from my Midwestern mother and father, which is that the tougher it gets, the cooler I get."-1974

"I made my mistakes, but in all 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 could 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 am not a crook."-1974

"If I were basically a liberal by the standards of the press, if I had bugged out on Vietnam, which was what they wanted, Watergate would have been a blip."-May, 1974

"Always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember: Others may hate you. Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself."-Farewell speech to White House staff, August 9, 1974

"You know, I always wondered about that taping equipment, but I'm damn glad we have it, aren't you?"-Nixon to Haldemann, April 25, 1973

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