mr_marlboro (mr_marlboro) wrote in richardnixon,

Nixonian Wisdom

"...we think that when we suffer a defeat, that all is ended. Not true. It's only a beginning -- always. The young must know it; the old must know it. It must always sustain us because the greatness comes not when things go always good for you, but the greatness comes when you are really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes; because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain."

Farewell to the White House staff - Richard Nixon

Hey, I'm an old member of the comm but under a different user name now. I posted the formal portrait of Nixon (with Lincoln bust) that's on this comm.

Anyway, I just wanted to mention why I admire Nixon a great deal. The man had heart! Many people would have thrown in the towel if put in the same shoes throughout Nixon's life. He never gave up nor did he forget his humble beginnings as the son of a lemon farmer. Even Oliver Stone's "Nixon" was sympathetic towards Nixon at the end of the movie when the 'farewell' speech is quoted and Nixon talks about his parents.

I encourage you to watch the farewell address and read the text. Its Nixon speaking from the Heart and not from a teleprompter. Its a speech that I look towards for inspiration now and then.
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