"Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that."
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."Richard M. Nixon on Ronald Reagan
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."Richard M. Nixon on Albert Einstein
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."Richard M. Nixon on John F. Kennedy
"Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about."Richard M. Nixon on Mark Twain
"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."Richard M. Nixon on John F. Kennedy
"In the television age, the key distinction is between the candidate who can speak poetry and the one who can only speak prose."
"Don't get the impression that you arouse my anger. You see, one can only be angry with those he respects."
"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."
"What starts the process, really, are laughs and slights and snubs when you are a kid. If your anger is deep enough and strong enough, you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence, personal gut performance."
"Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself."