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Even a paranoid can have enemies.

We cannot always assure the future of our friends; we have a better chance of assuring our future if we remember who our friends are.
If it's going to come out eventually, better have it come out immediately.
Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.
The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.
If we do what is necessary, all the odds are in our favor.
The essence of this man [Richard M. Nixon] is loneliness.
We are all the President's men.
Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
Ninety percent of politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.
Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
The longer I am out of office, the more infallible I appear to myself.
Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
If you don't know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.
It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.
There can't be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
I am being frank about myself in this book. I tell of my first mistake on page 850.
The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision.
For other nations, utopia is a blessed past never to be recovered; for Americans it is just beyond the horizon.
Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.