Richard M. Nixon Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old richard m. nixon quotes, richard m. nixon sayings, and richard m. nixon proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.     

Richard M. Nixon

Once one determines that he or she has a mission in life, that's it's not going to be accomplished without a great deal of pain, and that the rewards in the end may not outweigh the pain --if you recognize historically that always happens, then when it comes, you survive it.     

Richard M. Nixon

You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates.     

Richard M. Nixon

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

Richard M. Nixon

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.     

Richard M. Nixon

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.     

Richard M. Nixon

Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.     

Richard M. Nixon

Don't try to take on a new personality; it doesn't work.     

Richard M. Nixon

It's a piece of cake until you get to the top. You find you can't stop playing the game the way you've always played it.     

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It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody.     

Richard M. Nixon

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.     

Richard M. Nixon

Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.     

Richard M. Nixon

The Cold War isn't thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn't sleeping; it is, as always, plotting, scheming, working, fighting.     

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When information which properly belongs to the public is systematically withheld by those in power, the people soon become ignorant of their own affairs, distrustful of those who manage them, and -- eventually -- incapable of determining their own destinies.     

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Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.     

Richard M. Nixon

Once you get into this great stream of history, you can't get out.     

Richard M. Nixon

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 M. Nixon

Idealism without realism is impotent. Realism without idealism is immoral.     

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The true idealist pursues what his heart says is right in a way that his head says will work.     

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Restoring nature to its natural state is a cause beyond party and beyond factions. It has become a common cause of all the people of this country. It is a cause of particular concern to young Americans, because they more than we will reap the grim consequences of our failure to act on programs which are needed now if we are to prevent disaster later.     

Richard M. Nixon

The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.     

Richard M. Nixon

The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.     

Richard M. Nixon

Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.     

Richard M. Nixon

Idealism without pragmatism is impotent. Pragmatism without idealism is meaningless. The key to effective leadership is pragmatic idealism. -     

Richard M. Nixon

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.     

Richard M. Nixon