Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon


1/9/1913, Yorba Linda, California, USA



Birth Name

Richard Millhouse Nixon



Also Known As

Richard Nixon, Richard M. Nixon, Richard Millhouse Nixon
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Elected the thirty-seventh President of the United States of America, Richard Millhouse Nixon was a conservative politician from Yorba Linda, California. Best known for the famous Watergate scandal, Nixon is the only President to ever resign from the US Presidency.

Nixon to this day remains one of the most…more


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    • Nixon: (to Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin while on the Moon) Hello Neil and Buzz, I am talking to you by telephone from the Oval Room at the White House, and this certainly has to be the most historic telephone call ever made from the White House.
      I just can’t tell you how proud we all are of what you have done. For every American this has to be the proudest day of our lives, and for people all over the world I am sure that they, too, join with Americans in recognizing what an immense feat this is.
      Because of what you have done the heavens have become a part of man’s world, and as you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquility, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to earth.
      For one priceless moment in the whole history of man all the people on this earth are truly oneâ€"one in their pride in what you have done and one in our prayers that you will return safely to earth.

    • Nixon: (from his Second Inaugural Address 1973) 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.

    • Nixon: (from his First Inaugural Address 1969) Each moment in history is a fleeting time, precious and unique. But some stand out as moments of beginning, in which courses are set that shape decades or centuries.

    • Nixon: Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.

    • Nixon: (through an official statement) I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate, particularly when it reached the stage of judicial proceedings and grew from a political scandal into a national tragedy. No words can describe the depth of my regret and pain at the anguish my mistakes over Watergate have caused the nation and the presidency, a nation I so deeply love, and an institution I so greatly respect.

    • Richard Nixon: A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.

    • Richard Nixon: A man who has never lost himself in a cause bigger than himself has missed one of life's mountaintop experiences. Only in losing himself does he find himself. Only then does he discover all the latent strengths he never knew he had and which otherwise would have remained dormant.

    • Richard Nixon: A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue.

    • Richard Nixon: A riot is a spontaneous outburst. A war is subject to advance planning.

    • Richard Nixon: Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that.

    • Richard Nixon: Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist.

    • Richard Nixon: Any lady who is first lady likes being first lady. I don't care what they say, they like it.

    • Richard Nixon: As far as I am concerned now, I have no enemies in the press whatsoever.

    • Richard Nixon: By taking this action, I hope that I will have hastened the start of the healing.

    • Richard Nixon: (stated in 1969) Certainly in the next 50 years we shall see a woman president, perhaps sooner than you think. A woman can and should be able to do any political job that a man can do.

    • Richard Nixon: Don't get the impression that you arouse my anger. You see, one can only be angry with those he respects.

    • Richard Nixon: Don't try to take on a new personality; it doesn't work.

    • Richard Nixon: For one priceless moment in the whole history of man, all of the people on this earth are truly one. One in their pride at what you have done, one in our prayers that you will return safely to earth.

    • Richard Nixon: Your by far the laziest staff I've seen in my whole life.

    • Richard Nixon: When the President does it, that means that it's not illegal.

    • Richard Nixon: If you think the United States has stood still, who built the largest shopping center in the world?

    • Richard Nixon: If you think the United States has stood still, who built the largest shopping center in the world?

    • Richard Nixon: You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentleman, this is my last press conference.

    • Richard Nixon: I am not a crook.