Richard Nixon

1913 - 1994

A Quote by Richard Milhouse Nixon on change, control, destiny, direction, force, history, and leadership

I don't think that a leader can control to any great extent his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction.

Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994)

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A Quote by Richard Milhouse Nixon on country, ethics, people, problems, and time

I'd like to see people, instead of spending so much time on the ethical problem, get after the problems that really affect the people of this country

Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994)

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A Quote by Richard Milhouse Nixon on politicians

For years politicians have promised the moon. I'm the first one to be able to deliver it.

Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994)

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A Quote by Richard Milhouse Nixon on jobs, kindness, and loneliness

The more you stay in this kind of job, the more you realize that a public figure, a major public figure, is a lonely man.

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A Quote by Richard Milhouse Nixon on belief, crime, and lies

If you are ever going to lie, you go to jail for the lie rather than the crime. So believe me, don't ever lie.

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A Quote by Richard Milhouse Nixon on decisions

I was under medication when I made the decision not to burn the tapes.

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A Quote by Richard Milhouse Nixon on presidency

When the President does it, that means it is not illegal.

Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994)

Source: an interview with David Frost, 1977.

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A Quote by Richard Milhouse Nixon on planning, spontaneity, and war

A riot is a spontaneous outburst. A war is subject to advance planning.

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A Quote by Richard Milhouse Nixon

Voters quickly forget what a man says.

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A Quote by Richard Milhouse Nixon on learning and words

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.

Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994)

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