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Quotes of the Day for 9 January 2002 – Richard Nixon

Richard Milhous Nixon was born at Yorba Linda, California on this day in 1913. Frequently controversial, I'm certain that Mr Nixon would like to retract most of the things he said that ended up in my files.

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The quotes:

A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue.

Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.

I had never expected that the China initiative would come to fruition in the form of a Ping-Pong team.

My strong point is not rhetoric, it isn't showmanship, it isn't big promises - those things that create the glamour and the excitement that people call charisma and warmth.

Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency.
     - All today's quotes are from Richard M. Nixon, 1913 - 1994

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