Quotations on Nixon

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Nixon regarded himself as having been cheated by life. He never got my vote.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Life, Nixon, Vote)

Even before Watergate and his resignation, Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Emotions, Nixon, Resignation)

I thought Nixon was the worst President we had ever had, save only perhaps Andrew Johnson.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Thought, Nixon, President)

If George W. Bush is given a second term, and retains a Republican Congress and a compliant federal judiciary, he and his allies are likely to embark on a campaign of political retribution the likes of which we haven't seen since Richard Nixon.
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: Congress, Nixon, Republican)

The Nixon administration really put a lot of pressure on CBS not to run the second broadcast.
- Ben Bradlee
(Keywords: Nixon, Pressure)

The biggest difference between Kennedy and Nixon, as far as the press is concerned, is simply this: Jack Kennedy really liked newspaper people and he really enjoyed sparring with journalists.
- Ben Bradlee
(Keywords: People, Difference, Nixon, Press)

I never believed that Nixon could fully resurrect himself. And the proof of that was in the obits.
- Ben Bradlee
(Keywords: Nixon, Proof)

Now I start my diary of my personal plot to kill by pistol either Richard Nixon or George Wallace.
- Arthur Bremer
(Keywords: Nixon, Now)

That was my choice at that time, and I still say Nixon was a great president. A very beautiful and wise man.
- Solomon Burke
(Keywords: Time, Choice, Man, Nixon, President)

While he was president, it was popular to be a Nixon hater.
- Earl Butz
(Keywords: Nixon, Popular, President)

Nixon was kind of a loner, he had a cold personality.
- Earl Butz
(Keywords: Nixon, Personality)

I contend that, in spite of all that might be said about Watergate, Richard Nixon was good for the poor people of America.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: People, America, Nixon, Poor)

I think we're at risk with our democracy. I think we're dealing with the most closed, imperialistic, nastiest administration in living memory. They even put Richard Nixon to shame.
- Wesley Clark
(Keywords: Democracy, Living, Memory, Nixon, Risk, Shame)

Watergate showed more strengths in our system than weaknesses... The whole country did take part in quite a genuine sense in passing judgment on Richard Nixon.
- Archibald Cox
(Keywords: Country, Judgment, Nixon, Sense)

I was so opposed to the war in Vietnam that I initially refused President Nixon's urgings for me to go there.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Keywords: War, Nixon, President, Vietnam)

Nixon did have a secret plan, and I knew that it involved making threats of nuclear war to North Vietnam.
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Keywords: War, Nixon, Vietnam)

The Nixon years were trying. They honed my judgment for everything I did later on. The experience also illustrated for me the importance of training young lawyers properly.
- Fred F. Fielding
(Keywords: Experience, Importance, Judgment, Lawyers, Nixon, Training, Trying, Years)

It became evident to me that there was a very serious political element at work. I know that the term impeachment was bandied about. I do not believe, however, that the word was used with the ferocity it was more recently or that it was in the Nixon years.
- Fred F. Fielding
(Keywords: Work, Nixon, Word, Years)

Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world.
- Barry Goldwater
(Keywords: Family, Life, Wife, People, American, Congress, Friends, Nixon, Party, World)

More than half the combat deaths in Vietnam occurred after Richard Nixon was elected on a promise to bring the war to an end, and after the American people had already decided that they did not want one more soldier to die in Vietnam.
- Raul Grijalva
(Keywords: War, People, American, End, Nixon, Promise, Vietnam, Want)

Nixon, who spent much of his career attacking the press and saying he was a victim of the press, was in fact created by the press, in this case the L.A. Times.
- David Halberstam
(Keywords: Career, Fact, Nixon, Press, Saying)

Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.
- Abbie Hoffman
(Keywords: Drugs, Nixon, Worth)

I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being a jackass caught in a hail storm. You've got to just stand there and take it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Keywords: Being, Nixon, Presidency)

Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House.
- John F. Kennedy
(Keywords: Nixon, Responsibility)

It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Keywords: Nature, End, Nixon, Tragedy)

The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it.
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Keywords: War, Interest, Nixon, President, Principles, Vietnam)

Even when they don't know who Nixon was, these shows will continue to play.
- Norman Lear
(Keywords: Nixon, Play, Will)

As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing.
- Golda Meir
(Keywords: Thought, Nixon, President)

You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference.
- Richard M. Nixon
(Keywords: Gentlemen, Nixon, Press)

He and Reagan were not at all alike, because Reagan is an optimist and Dick Nixon wasn't. Yet in some ways they were alike. Neither really liked to talk on the telephone, for instance. And, in a lot of respects, both of them were very much loners.
- Lyn Nofziger
(Keywords: Nixon, Talk)

I sometimes lie awake at night trying to think of something funny that Richard Nixon said.
- Lyn Nofziger
(Keywords: Funny, Lie, Night, Nixon, Trying)

I wrote that letter, and the one to Nixon. And I wrote more letters, and I thought it might be a magazine article. At that time I sent it to Esquire and Playboy, but anyway, I kept writing, and all of sudden I had enough and thought, well maybe it is a book.
- Don Novello
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Letters, Nixon, Writing)

Some people thought we were presenting Archie as a false character. President Nixon thought we were making a fool out of a good man.
- Carroll O'Connor
(Keywords: Thought, People, Character, Fool, Man, Nixon, President)

There were dragons to slay in the old days. Nixon was a good dragon.
- Pat Oliphant
(Keywords: Nixon, Old)

Throughout the 20th century, the Republican Party benefited from a non-interventionist foreign policy. Think of how Eisenhower came in to stop the Korean War. Think of how Nixon was elected to stop the mess in Vietnam.
- Ron Paul
(Keywords: War, Policy, Foreign policy, Nixon, Party, Republican, Vietnam)

I first came on the scene during the Johnson years and that crowd was out all the time enjoying themselves. Nixon wasn't particularly social but a lot of the people in his administration were.
- Sally Quinn
(Keywords: Time, People, First, Nixon, Years)

My mom was a Democrat and I was scared to death that she was gonna blow it. First I was going to hell with Monroe, and now to Republican hell with Nixon.
- Tommy Rettig
(Keywords: Death, Mom, First, Hell, Nixon, Now, Republican)

Washington couldn't tell a lie, Nixon couldn't tell the truth, and Reagan couldn't tell the difference.
- Mort Sahl
(Keywords: Truth, Lie, Difference, Nixon, Washington)

The death of JFK to the resignation of Richard Nixon marked a great turning point in American life.
- Pierre Salinger
(Keywords: Death, Life, American, Nixon, Resignation)

If we had pursued what President Nixon declared in 1970 as the war on cancer, we would have cured many strains. I think Jack Kemp would be alive today. And that research has saved or prolonged many lives, including mine.
- Arlen Specter
(Keywords: War, Cancer, Nixon, President, Research, Today)

Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump for a speech on conservation.
- Adlai Stevenson
(Keywords: Conservation, Nixon, Speech)

I covered two presidents, LBJ and Nixon, who could no longer convince, persuade, or govern, once people had decided they had no credibility, but we seem to be more tolerant now of what I think we should not tolerate.
- Helen Thomas
(Keywords: People, Credibility, Nixon, Now)

The trouble with Nixon is that he's a serious politics junkie. He's totally hooked and like any other junkie, he's a bummer to have around, especially as President.
- Hunter S. Thompson
(Keywords: Politics, Nixon, President, Trouble)

Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.
- Harry S. Truman
(Keywords: History, Time, Country, Lying, Nixon, Office, Talking)

The old Court you and I served so long will not be worthy of its traditions if Nixon can twist, turn and fashion If Nixon gets away with that, then Nixon makes the law as he goes along - not the Congress nor the courts.
- Earl Warren
(Keywords: Congress, Court, Fashion, Law, Nixon, Old, Traditions, Will)

If Nixon is not forced to turn over tapes of his conversations with the ring of men who were conversing on their violations of the law, then liberty will soon be dead in this nation.
- Earl Warren
(Keywords: Men, Law, Liberty, Nation, Nixon, Will)

When the bus or the plane rolled or flew through the night, they sang songs of their own composition about Mr Nixon and the Republicans in chorus with the Kennedy staff and felt that they, too, were marching like soldiers of the Lord to the New Frontier.
- Theodore White
(Keywords: Night, Nixon, Republicans, Soldiers, Songs)

Nixon's attempts to order subversion of various departments was bound to come out in some form.
- Bob Woodward
(Keywords: Nixon, Order)

Nixon had some large achievements in foreign affairs. They will be remembered. But a president probably gets remembered for one thing, and Watergate will head the Nixon list, I suspect.
- Bob Woodward
(Keywords: Nixon, President, Will)

When you hear in the tape recordings Nixon's own voice saying, We have to stonewall, We have to lie to the Grand Jury, We have to pay burglars a million dollars, it's all too clear the horror of what went on.
- Bob Woodward
(Keywords: Lie, Horror, Jury, Nixon, Saying, Voice)



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