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. Richard M. Nixon
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. Richard M. Nixon
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. Richard M. Nixon
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. Richard M. Nixon
The true idealist pursues what his heart says is right in a way that his head says will work. Richard M. Nixon
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
The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire. Richard M. Nixon
In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. Richard M. Nixon
Capitalism works better than it sounds, while socialism sounds better than it works. Richard M. Nixon
I often thought that if there had been a good rap group around in those days, I might have chosen a career in music instead of politics. Richard M. Nixon