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Archibald Cox Quotes and Sayings

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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

Through the centuries, men of law have been persistently
concerned with the resolution of disputes in ways that
enable society to achieve its goals with a minimum
of force and maximum of reason.
- Archibald Cox

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 M. Nixon

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

 

There have been as many investigative reporters on
this newspaper working on Clinton's many problems as
I can remember there were working on Watergate.
- Ben Bradlee

After Watergate, America was a ship without a rudder.
Vietnam was left to its own devices,
drifting along towards its fate.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

The government paid the family of Richard Nixon $18 million for papers,
tape recordings and other materials seized after Watergate.
- Dexter S. King

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Watergate is an immensely complicated scandal with
a cast of characters as varied as a Tolstoy novel.
- Bob Woodward

Lawyers didn't seriously get involved in the Watergate
stories until quite late,
when we realized we were on to something.
- Bob Woodward

The biggest rap on me is that I don't find a Watergate every couple of years.
Well, Watergate was unique.
It's not something Carl Bernstein, I,
or the Washington Post caused.
- Bob Woodward

I remember being a kid and the Vietnam War was huge
and looking at Watergate.
- David Cross

Even before Watergate and his resignation,
Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions.
- Stephen Ambrose

The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time,
even a noble one, not only to the press but perhaps
to a majority of Americans.
- Howard Fineman

Watergate provides a model case study of the interaction
and powers of each of the branches of government.
It also is a morality play with a sad and dramatic ending.
- Bob Woodward

This story, I predict, will grow to be worse than Watergate.
The American people need to have the answers.
- Curt Weldon

We're not going to have another Watergate in our lifetime.
I'm sure.
- Bob Woodward

I recently read some of the transcripts of Nixon's Watergate tapes,
and they spent hours trying to figure out who was leaking
and providing information to Carl and myself.
- Bob Woodward

I hope you will respond to the crisis of confidence
that Watergate has created by opening up your administration
and reaching out to people in a more magnanimous spirit.
- Elliot Richardson

Everybody has a little bit of Watergate in him.
- Billy Graham

Suppose Watergate had not been uncovered? I'd still be on the City Desk.
- Bob Woodward

I contend that, in spite of all that might be said about Watergate,
Richard Nixon was good for the poor people of America.
- Tony Campolo

Way before Watergate, senior administration officials hid behind anonymity.
- Bob Woodward

Even Napoleon had his Watergate.
- Yogi Berra

I suspect there have been a number of conspiracies
that never were described or leaked out.
But I suspect none of the magnitude and sweep of Watergate.
- Bob Woodward

I believe Watergate shows that the system did work.
Particularly the Judiciary and the Congress,
and ultimately an independent prosecutor working in the Executive Branch.
- Bob Woodward

It I talked about Watergate, I was described as struggling
to free myself from the morass.
If I did not talk about Watergate, I was accused of
being out of touch with reality.
- Richard M. Nixon

Because of Watergate in part, I am kind of a magnet
for calls and information and suggestions.
- Bob Woodward

The French were mystified about the Watergate scandal.
- Pierre Salinger

The influences in my life were all kind of politically,
socially implanted.
And then there was Watergate.
- Tobe Hooper

It would seem that the Watergate story from beginning
to end could be used as a primer on the American political system.
- Bob Woodward

I'm still friendly with Dean.
He still calls me on the phone from time to time.
John Dean was fired and later ended up spending some
time in prison for his role in Watergate.
- Fred F. Fielding

The source known as Deep Throat provided a kind of
road map through the scandal.
His one consistent message was that the Watergate burglary
was just the tip of the iceberg.
- Bob Woodward

There may yet be another Watergate book.
I have thought a book about the aftermath of Watergate
and its impact could be done,
perhaps by me or someone else.
- Bob Woodward

Watergate had become the center of the media's universe,
and during the remaining year of my presidency the
media tried to force everything else to revolve around it.
- Richard M. Nixon

The Watergate reforms did work well for many years,
and if improved and broadened, these reforms can have
real and major impact on the system today.
- Elliot Richardson

After Nixon resigned in 1974, he engaged in a very
aggressive war with history,
attempting to wipe out the Watergate stain and memory.
Happily, history won, largely because of Nixon's tapes.
- Bob Woodward

I learned one thing in Watergate: I was well-intentioned
but rationalized illegal behavior,"
he said.
"You cannot live your life other than walking in the truth.
Your means are as important as your ends.
- Chuck Colson

I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy,
but I do remember that there were some redeeming features
in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice
and heroism displayed on both sides.
I see no redeeming features in Watergate.
- Sam Ervin

The political lesson of Watergate is this:
Never again must America allow an arrogant,
elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the
regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.
- Gerald R. Ford

Before Watergate and Viet Nam, the American public,
as a whole, believed everything it was told,
and since then it doesn't believe anything,
and both of those extremes hurt us because they prevent
us from recognizing the truth.
- Daniel Keys Moran

Nixon had some large achievements in foreign affairs.
They will be remembered.
But a president probably gets remembered for one thing,
and Watergate will head the Nixon list,
I suspect.
- Bob Woodward

If the many allegations made to this date are true,
then the burglars who broke into the headquarters of
the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate were,
in effect, breaking into the home of every citizen.
- Sam Ervin

The American Dream has run out of gas.
The car has stopped.
It no longer supplies the world with its images,
its dreams, its fantasies.
No more.
It's over.
It supplies the world with its nightmares now:
the Kennedy assassination,
Watergate, Vietnam.
- J. G. Ballard

Watergate was unique because it allowed the public
to play its democratic role in expressing its outrage at the presidency.
And as a result, for the first time in history a president resigned.
- Samuel Dash

An attempt is already underway to revise history -
to leave the impression that the former president had
nothing to do with Watergate.
But there is no doubt about his obstruction of justice
after the Watergate break-in.
- John J. Sirica

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

I know that from the days of Watergate...
the notion of two sources on a story has become the
popular dogma about how you confirm something.
And there is a lot of truth to that,
but there are all kinds of ways to check to the extent that you can,
a story that you get.
- Howard Fineman

The fact of the Watergate cover-up is not nearly as
interesting as the step into making the cover-up.
And when you understand the step, you understand that Richard Nixon lied.
That he was a criminal.
- Bob Woodward

After Watergate, which happened when I was in college,
I became increasingly inspired by journalism as a way to change the world.
It sounds corny, but to wake the public up,
to serve a higher cause.
- David Talbot

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous


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