Selected Quotes about Watergate

Watergate showed more strengths in our system than weaknesses... The whole country did take part in quite a genuine sense in passing judgment on Richard Nixon. -- Archibald Cox

The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere. What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock. -- Sam Ervin

When you're a lawyer, you expect your client to lie to you, but not when he is the president. -- Dick Houser

From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known; our Constitution works. And during Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one - absolutely no one - is above the law. -- Leon Jaworski

The genius of impeachment lay in the fact that it could punish the man without punishing the office. -- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

This is, I say, the time for all good men not to go to the aid of their party, but to come to the aid of their country. -- Eugene McCarthy

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

A man is not finished when he's defeated; he's finished when he quits. -- Richard Milhous Nixon

By taking this action, I hope that I will have hastened the start of the healing. -- Richard Milhous Nixon

I can see clearly now ... that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate... -- Richard Milhous Nixon

I can take it... The tougher it gets, the cooler I get... -- Richard Milhous Nixon

I gave 'em a sword. And they stuck it in, and they twisted it with relish. And I guess if I had been in their position, I'd have done the same thing. -- Richard Milhous Nixon

I have impeached myself by resigning. -- Richard Milhous Nixon

I hereby resign this office of president of the United States. -- Richard Milhous Nixon

I've analyzed the best I can ... and I have not found an impeachable offense, and therefore resignation is not an acceptable course. -- Richard Milhous Nixon

Once you get into this great stream of history, you can't get out. -- Richard Milhous Nixon

We are all in it together. This is a war. We take a few shots and it will be over. We will give them a few shots and it will be over. -- Richard Milhous Nixon

Well, I'm not a crook. -- Richard Milhous Nixon

When the president does it, that means it is not illegal. -- Richard Milhous Nixon

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I'm innocent. You've got to believe I'm innocent. If you don't, take my job. -- Richard Milhous Nixon

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