Richard M. Nixon Quotes

Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency.

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 him too much, you are going to make him soft, […]

A man is not finished when he’s defeated. He’s finished when he quits.

I think Congress has spent enough time on ethics. I think its time they moved on to something else.

Yes, it is indeed a great wall. (at the Great Wall of China)

With all the power that a President has, the most important thing to bear in mind is this: You must not give power to a man unless, above everything else, he has character. Character is the most important qualification the President of the United States can have.

When I am the candidate, I run the campaign.

If I could find a way to get him out of there, even putting out a contract on him, if the CIA still did that sort of thing, assuming it ever did, I would be for it. (Referring to Saddam Hussein in the CBS 60 Minutes television program, April 14, 1991)

I’ll speak for the man, or against him, whichever will do the most good.