Richard M. Nixon Quotes

Richard Nixon

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Richard M. Nixon is the 37th president of the United States. He served as President from January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974. Nixon resigned from office in 1974 because of the Watergate scandal, which led to his ousting from government services and eventual resignation from the presidency.

Richard Milhous Nixon had many achievements, but he is not considered an intellectual scholar or an original thinker like America's other presidents such as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, and John F. Perhaps his biggest decision was taking the U.S. from the Gold Standard, making the U.S. Dollar stand on its own without being backed by Gold.


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Here are a few famous Quotes by Richard Nixon.

1. The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.

2. A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.

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

4. The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them.

5. 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.

6. Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.

7. 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.

8. In the long term, we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.

9. I am not a crook.

10. You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates.

12. I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow.

13. I can see clearly now... that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.

14. The answer to many of the domestic problems we face is not higher taxes and more spending. It is less waste, more results, and greater freedom for the individual American to earn a rightful place in his own community - and for States and localities to address their own needs in their own ways, in the light of their own priorities.