"We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Richard M. Nixon on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Richard M. Nixon on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Richard M. Nixon on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Richard M. Nixon on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Richard M. Nixon on Winston Churchill
"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."