Popular Richard Nixon Quotes

If in order to avoid further Communist expansion in Asia and particularly in Indo-China, if in order to avoid it we must take the risk by putting American boys in, I believe that the executive branch of the government has to take the politically unpopular position of facing up to it and doing it, and I personally would support such a decision.


I’m not going to be the first American president to lose a war.


The events that followed our withdrawal from Vietnam, including the plight of the boat people and the more than 1 million slaughtered by the new communist rulers of Cambodia, showed that media critics who said we were on the wrong side were mistaken.


Let us understand: North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the United States. Only Americans can do that.


If, when the chips are down, the worlds most powerful nation, the United States of America, acts like a pitiful, helpless giant, the forces of totalitarianism and anarchy will threaten free nations and free institutions throughout the world.


Yes, I wish I’d done it sooner.


No words can describe the depths 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.


Mr. Stevenson has a degree alright-a PhD from the Acheson College of Cowardly Communist Containment.


There can be no whitewash at the White House.


This is a great day for France!


Federal and state laws (should) be changed to no longer make it a crime to possess marijuana for private use.


I was under medication when I made the decision to burn the tapes.


You must never give up. You must remember that you have to take risks in order to achieve anything and sometimes you will suffer defeat. But the mark of any individual is to recover from defeat and disappointment and go on and give it his best shot.


You’ve got to learn to survive a defeat. That’s when you develop character.


Let us understand: North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the United States. Only Americans can do that.


Defeat doesn’t finish a man – quit does.