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30 Most Famous Richard Nixon Quotes (BEST)

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Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.
The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.
A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.
A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.
In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity.
In a crisis, be aware of the danger – but recognize the opportunity.
The man of thought who will not act is ineffective; the man of action who will not think is dangerous.
The man of thought who will not act is ineffective; the man of action who will not think is dangerous.
I can take it. The tougher it gets, the cooler I get.
I can take it. The tougher it gets, the cooler I get.
You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character.
You’ve got to learn to survive a defeat. That’s when you develop character.
Federal and state laws (should) be changed to no longer make it a crime to possess marijuana for private use.
Federal and state laws (should) be changed to no longer make it a crime to possess marijuana for private use.
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.
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.
If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories.
If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories.

20 Inspirational Richard Nixon Quotes About Life (PRESIDENCY)

“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.”

Richard Nixon
The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker.
The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker.
The greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes.
The greatness comes when you’re really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes.
Always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.
Always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.
The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them.
The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them.
When the President does it, that means it's not illegal.
When the President does it, that means it’s not illegal.
Don't get the impression that you arouse my anger. You see, one can only be angry with those he respects.
Don’t get the impression that you arouse my anger. You see, one can only be angry with those he respects.

“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.”

Richard Nixon
I really believe life is simple. It's all the other people that make things complicated.
I really believe life is simple. It’s all the other people that make things complicated.
It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
I see the face of a child. He lives in a great city. He is black. Or he is white. He is Mexican, Italian, Polish. None of that matters. What matters, he's an American child.
I see the face of a child. He lives in a great city. He is black. Or he is white. He is Mexican, Italian, Polish. None of that matters. What matters, he’s an American child.
Let us build bridges, my friends, build bridges to human dignity across that gulf that separates black America from white America.
Let us build bridges, my friends, build bridges to human dignity across that gulf that separates black America from white America.
We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another - until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices.
We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another – until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices.
The press is the enemy.
The press is the enemy.
Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.
Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.
To write a novel, you need an iron butt.
To write a novel, you need an iron butt.
You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference.
You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference.

Richard Nixon Short Biography

Born on 9 January 1913 in Yorba Linda, California, United States, Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States of America.

Nixon graduated from Whittier College in 1934. He went on to earn his law degree at Duke University Law School in 1937.

In 1942, Nixon joined the navy. Nixon returned from the navy in 1946, in the same year, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Nixon won the United States vice-presidential election in 1953 and served as vice president until 1961. 

Eight years later, on January 20, 1969, Richard Nixon was inaugurated into the presidency. In 1970, Nixon founded the Environmental Protection Agency, an agency whose goals are to protect environmental and human health.

In 1973, a year before his presidency ended, Nixon ended the draft and employed an all-volunteer army instead.

After he resigned from the presidency, Nixon went on to publish several books such as Beyond Peace which hit bookshelves in 1994.

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