• "Never say no when a client asks for something, even if it is the moon. You can always try, and anyhow there is plenty of time afterwards to explain that it was not possible."
  • "My strong point, if I have a strong point, is performance. I always do more than I say. I always produce more than I promise."
  • "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."
  • "People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I earned everything I've got."
  • "Our chief justices have probably had more profound and lasting influence on their times and on the direction of the nation than most presidents."
  • "Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain."
  • "Once you get into this great stream of history, you can't get out."
  • "No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now."
  • "If we take the route of the permanent handout, the American character will itself be impoverished."
  • "Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines."