"I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don't have that experience. My only experience is at losing them."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Richard M. Nixon on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Richard M. Nixon on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Richard M. Nixon on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Richard M. Nixon on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Richard M. Nixon on Mark Twain
"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."