Pat Nixon

(Thelma Catherine Nixon)

Pat Nixon
Pat Nixon
  • Born: March 16, 1912
  • Died: June 22, 1993
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: First Lady

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Thelma Catherine Nixon, commonly known as Pat Nixon, was an American educator and the wife of Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States. During her more than 30 years in public life, she served as both the Second (1953–1961) and First Lady of the United States (1969–1974).

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All lives have triumphs and tragedies, laughter and tears, and mine has been no different.
All lives have triumphs and tragedies, laughter and tears, and mine has been no different. What really matters is whether, after all of that, you remain strong and a comfort to your loved ones. I have tried to meet that test.
Being first lady is the hardest unpaid job in the world.
I always look forward, not back.
I didn't know what it was not to work hard as I grew up. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I do or die, but I never cancel out.
I don't have time to be depressed. Time
I don't have time to worry about who I admire or who I identify with. Time
I feel there's enough seriousness in the world without seeing it in the theatre.
I have a very positive outlook.
I have always tried my best to do what I thought was the right thing at the time. Time
I have made my own decisions ever since my father died.
I have sacrificed everything in my life that I consider precious to advance the political career of my husband. Life
I love my husband. I believe in him, and I am proud of his accomplishments. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I never had time to dream about being anyone else. Time
I never have tantrums. If anything makes me mad, I'm silent. If I'm not talking, leave me alone.
I only know what I read in the papers.
I think a person has to just be herself.
I'd like to work on job and educational opportunities for all. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
If I had a choice, I'd rather be admired less and have my husband tormented less. I'd prefer that people concentrate on a fair assessment of him and his Presidency.
I'll have to have a room of my own. Nobody could sleep with Dick. He wakes up during the night, switches on the lights, speaks into his tape recorder.
I'm a perfectionist. I won't do a thing without trying to do it well.
It takes heart to be in political life. Life
I've been blessed with a wonderful husband, two caring daughters and sons-in-law, and four really special grandchildren. They have each enhanced my life. Life
The truth sustains me. Truth

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