Richard Nixon


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Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974, when he became the only president to resign the office. Nixon had previously served as a Republican U.S. representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.

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  • ''Always remember, others may hate you. Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.''
    Richard M. Nixon (1913-1992), U.S. Republican politician, president. speech, Aug. 9, 1974. To members of his administration, on leaving office.
  • For its part, Government will listen. We will strive to listen in new ways—to the voices of quiet anguish, to voices that speak without words, the voices of the heart, to the injured voices, and ...
    Richard M. Nixon (1913-1995), U.S. Republican politician, president. first inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1969.
  • ''The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker.''
    Richard M. Nixon (1913-1995), U.S. Republican politician, president. First inaugural address, January 20, 1969.
  • ''Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth—to see it like it is, and tell it like it is—to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth.''
    Richard M. Nixon (1913-1992), U.S. Republican politician, president. speech, Aug. 9, 1968, Miami. Acceptance speech for the Republican presidential no...
  • ''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.''
    Richard M. Nixon (1913-1995), U.S. Republican politician, president. repr. In Stephen Ambrose, Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician, vol. 2, ch. 2 (1989...
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