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Quotes of the Day for 7 November 2001 – Richard M. Nixon

After losing the California gubernatorial election, Nixon told reporters "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore," on this day in 1962. Exactly ten years later, Nixon defeated George McGovern in a dramatic landslide. History hasn't been kind to the former president, but there are certainly a lot of quotes by and about him to choose from today.

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The quotes:

As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing.
     - Golda Meir

I have sacrificed everything in my life that I consider precious to advance the political career of my husband.
     - Pat Nixon

It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.
     - Henry Alfred Kissinger

Certainly in the next 50 years we shall see a woman president, perhaps sooner than you think. A woman can and should be able to do any political job that a man can do.
     - Richard M. Nixon

Well, I screwed it up real good, didn't I?
     - Richard M. Nixon


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