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Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything.


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"Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice." Make picture quote!
"I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount." Make picture quote!
"I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it - not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization." Make picture quote!
"I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Make picture quote!
"I have no desire to crow over anybody or to see anybody eating crow, figuratively or otherwise. We should all get together and make a country in which everybody can eat turkey whenever he pleases." Make picture quote!
"Being too good is apt to be uninteresting." Make picture quote!
"Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny." Make picture quote!
"A politician is a man who understands government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for 15 years." Make picture quote!
"I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it." Make picture quote!
"Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art." Make picture quote!
"A President cannot always be popular." Make picture quote!
"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." Make picture quote!
"Always be sincere, even if you don't mean it." Make picture quote!
"All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it." Make picture quote!
"A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it." Make picture quote!
"A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment." Make picture quote!
"I remember when I first came to Washington. For the first six months you wonder how the hell you ever got here. For the next six months you wonder how the hell the rest of them ever got here." Make picture quote!
"I would rather have peace in the world than be President." Make picture quote!
"All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway." Make picture quote!
"Well, I wouldn't say that I was in the great class, but I had a great time while I was trying to be great." Make picture quote!
"I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Make picture quote!
"The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all." Make picture quote!
"The President is always abused. If he isn't, he isn't doing anything." Make picture quote!
"There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know." Make picture quote!
"This administration is going to be cussed and discussed for years to come." Make picture quote!
"Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination." Make picture quote!
"To hell with them. When history is written they will be the sons of bitches - not I." Make picture quote!
"Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought." Make picture quote!
"The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction." Make picture quote!
"We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries." Make picture quote!
"The buck stops here!" Make picture quote!
"When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril." Make picture quote!
"When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn't for you. It's for the Presidency." Make picture quote!
"When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship." Make picture quote!
"Whenever a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me." Make picture quote!
"Whenever you put a man on the Supreme Court he ceases to be your friend." Make picture quote!
"You and I are stuck with the necessity of taking the worst of two evils or none at all. So-I'm taking the immature Democrat as the best of the two. Nixon is impossible." Make picture quote!
"You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one. I don't believe in little plans. I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which we can't possibly foresee now." Make picture quote!
"You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on." Make picture quote!
"You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break." Make picture quote!
"You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog." Make picture quote!
"Washington is a very easy city for you to forget where you came from and why you got there in the first place." Make picture quote!
"It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours." Make picture quote!
"I've said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America!" Make picture quote!
"If I hadn't been President of the United States, I probably would have ended up a piano player in a bawdy house." Make picture quote!
"If I'd known how much packing I'd have to do, I'd have run again." Make picture quote!
"If you can't convince them, confuse them." Make picture quote!
"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." Make picture quote!
"In my opinion eight years as president is enough and sometimes too much for any man to serve in that capacity." Make picture quote!
"In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first." Make picture quote!
"Intense feeling too often obscures the truth." Make picture quote!
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." Make picture quote!
"The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's." Make picture quote!
"It sure is hell to be president." Make picture quote!
"The reward of suffering is experience." Make picture quote!
"It's plain hokum. If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em. It's an old political trick. But this time it won't work." Make picture quote!
"Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better." Make picture quote!
"Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past." Make picture quote!
"My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference." Make picture quote!
"My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States." Make picture quote!
"Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides." Make picture quote!
"Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd lie just to keep his hand in." Make picture quote!
"Study men, not historians." Make picture quote!
"The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it." Make picture quote!
"It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences." Make picture quote!
"A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader." Make picture quote!
"A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants." Make picture quote!
"The White House is the finest prison in the world." Make picture quote!
"A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties." Make picture quote!
"A President either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a single moment." Make picture quote!
"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." Make picture quote!
"another phrasing: If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind." Make picture quote!
"courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better." Make picture quote!
"I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of my ability. And when you've done the best you can you can't do any better." Make picture quote!
"I have had enough experience in all my years, and have read enough of the past, to know that advice to grandchildren is usually wasted." Make picture quote!
"In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves...self-discipline with all of them came first." Make picture quote!
"It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences." Make picture quote!
"Three things ruin a man power, money, and women. I never wanted power. I never had any money, and the only woman in my life is up at the house right now." Make picture quote!
"We must have strong minds, ready to accept facts as they are." Make picture quote!




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