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Quote Left I took a look around the office. ... I walked out and closed the door behind me. I knew that I would not be back there again. (On leaving the Executive Office Building) Quote Right
Quote Left I wouldn't bet the farm on it, but I'd bet the main house. I wouldn't even bet the outhouse on Mondale. Quote Right
Quote Left I'd rather use the nuclear bomb...Does that bother you I just want you to think big, Henry, for Christ's sake. to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on escalating the Vietnam War Quote Right
Quote Left 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 Tranquillity, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and Tranquillity to Earth. For one priceless moment, in the whole history of man, all the people on this Earth are truly one. One in their pride in what you have done. One in our prayers that you will return safely to Earth. Quote Right
Quote Left My strong point is not rhetoric, it isn't showmanship, it isn't big promises-those things that create the glamour and the excitement that people call charisma and warmth. Quote Right
Quote Left I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first ... Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. Quote Right
Quote Left Success is not a harbor but a voyage with its own perils to the spirit The lesson that most of us on this voyage never learn, but can never quite forget, is that to win is sometimes to lose. Quote Right
Quote Left My view is that one should not break up a winning combination. Quote Right
Quote Left If we take the route of the permanent handout, the American character will itself be impoverished. (Proposal to reform welfare programs) Quote Right
Quote Left So you are lean and mean and resourceful and you continue to walk on the edge of the precipice because over the years you have become fascinated by how close you can walk without losing your balance. Quote Right
Quote Left I gave 'em a sword. And they stuck it in, and they twisted it with relish. And I guess if I had been in their position, I'd have done the same thing. Quote Right
Quote Left You're so goddamned concerned about the civilians, and I don't give a damn. to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on civilian casualties in Vietnam Quote Right
Quote Left My telephone calls and meetings and decisions were now parts of a prescribed ritual aimed at making peace with the past his calls, his meetings and his decisions were already the ones that would shape America's future. (On transfer of power to Gerald R Ford) Quote Right
Quote Left You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I'm innocent. You've got to believe I'm innocent. If you don't, take my job. Quote Right
Quote Left It is not too strong a statement to declare that this is the way civilizations begin to die ... None of us has the right to suppose it cannot happen here. Quote Right
Quote Left As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to ... the American people Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible. (On the Vietnam War) Quote Right
Quote Left The easiest period in a crisis situation is actually the battle itself. The most difficult is the period of indecision--whether to fight or run away. And the most dangerous period is the aftermath. It is then, with all his resources spent and his guard down that an individual must watch out for dulled reactions and faulty judgment. Quote Right
Quote Left I turned into the helicopter ... the red carpet was rolled up. ... The White House was behind us now. Quote Right
Quote Left I've analyzed the best I can ... and I have not found an impeachable offense, and therefore resignation is not an acceptable course. Quote Right
Quote Left When the president does it, that means it is not illegal. Quote Right
Quote Left I had never expected that the China initiative would come to fruition in the form of a Ping-Pong team. (On first friendly overture by People's Republic of China) Quote Right
Quote Left The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain. Quote Right
Quote Left Life isn't meant to be easy. It's hard to take being on the top -- or on the bottom. I guess I'm something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things. Life is one crisis after another. Quote Right
Quote Left My concern today is not with the length of a person's hair but with his conduct. (On campus radicals) Quote Right
Quote Left The antiwar movement is a wild orgasm of anarchists sweeping across the country like a prairie fire. Quote Right
Quote Left The memory of that scene for me is like a frame of film forever frozen at that moment the red carpet, the green lawn, the white house, the leaden sky. ... The new president and his first lady. Quote Right
Quote Left 'Good luck, Mr President,' I said to him. 'As I told you when I named you, I know the country is going to be in good hands with you in the Oval Office.' Quote Right
Quote Left I was under medication when I made the decision not to burn the tapes. Quote Right
Quote Left The only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. Quote Right
Quote Left I can take it... The tougher it gets, the cooler I get... Quote Right
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