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Richard Nixon (1913 – 1994)


37th U S President.
Richard Nixon
I may not know much, but I do know the difference between chicken shit and chicken salad.
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So few of those who engage in espionage are Negroes. ... In fact, very few of them become Communists. If they do, they like, they get into Angela Davis they're more the capitalist type. And they throw bombs and this and that. But the Negroes. have you ever noticed? ... Any Negro spies?
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I think most Americans understood that the My Lai massacre was not representative of our people, of the war we were fighting, or of our men who were fighting it; but from the time it first became public the whole tragic episode was used by the media and the antiwar forces to chip away at our efforts to build public support for our Vietnam objectives and policies.




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Only a Republican, perhaps only a Nixon, could have made this break and gotten away with it.
Nixon Richard
There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white. Or a rape.
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It struck me from time to time that Nixon, as a character, would have been so easy to fix, in the sense of removing these rather petty flaws. And yet, I think it's also true that if you did this, you would probably have removed that very inner core of insecurity that led to his drive. A secure Nixon almost surely, in my view, would never have been president of the United States at all.
Richard Nixon
I can't ever say that, but I believe it.
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The peace we seek in the world is not the flimsy peace which is merely an interlude between wars, but a peace which can endure for generations to come.
It is important that we understand both the necessity and the limitations of America's role in maintaining that peace.
Unless we in America work to preserve the peace, there will be no peace.
Unless we in America work to preserve freedom, there will be no freedom.
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But, Bob, generally speaking, you can't trust the bastards. They turn on you. Am I wrong or right?
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If he gets shot, it's too damn bad.
Richard Nixon
Short of changing human nature, therefore, the only way to achieve a practical, livable peace in a world of competing nations is to take the profit out of war.




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On evenings such as these, Deep Throat had talked about how politics had infiltrated every corner of government a strong-arm takeover of the agencies by the Nixon White House.... He had once called it the 'switchblade mentality' and had referred to the willingness of the President's men to fight dirty and for keeps....
Richard Nixon
The average American is just like the child in the family. You give him some responsibility and he is going to amount to something. He is going to do something. If, on the other hand, you make him completely dependent and pamper him and cater to him too much, you are going to make him soft, spoiled and eventually a very weak individual.
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He was the most dishonest individual I ever met in my life. President Nixon lied to his wife, his family, his friends, longtime colleagues in the US Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world.
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And I want you to know that I have no intention whatever of ever walking away from the job that the people elected me to do for the people of the United States.
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I recognize that this additional material I am now furnishing may further damage my case.
Richard Nixon
The greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker.
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As long as I'm sitting in the chair, there's not going to be any Jew appointed to that court. [No Jew] can be right on the criminal-law issue.
Richard Nixon
Now, some may ask why we don't get rid of the bases, since the Soviet Government declares today that it has only peaceful intentions. The answer is that whenever the fear and suspicions that caused us and our Allies to take measures for collective self-defense are removed, the reason for our maintaining bases will be removed. In other words, the only possible solution of this problem lies in mutual, rather than unilateral action leading toward disarmament.
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Let us build a structure of peace in the world in which the weak are as safe as the strong in which each respects the right of the other to live by a different system in which those who would influence others will do so by the strength of their ideas, and not by the force of their arms.
Let us accept that high responsibility not as a burden, but gladly gladly because the chance to build such a peace is the noblest endeavor in which a nation can engage; gladly, also, because only if we act greatly in meeting our responsibilities abroad will we remain a great Nation, and only if we remain a great Nation will we act greatly in meeting our challenges at home.


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