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    The mark of a true politician is that he is never at a loss for words because he is always half-expecting to be asked to make a speech.
    Richard M. Nixon (b. 1913)

    I felt puny and absurd, a ludicrous midget. Easy enough to talk of soul and spirit and essential worth, but not when you’re three feet tall.
    Richard Matheson (b. 1926)

    The more you stay in this kind of job, the more you realize that a public figure, a major public figure, is a lonely man.
    —Richard M. Nixon (1913–1995)

    I’m beginning to believe that Killer Illiteracy ought to rank near heart disease and cancer as one of the leading causes of death among Americans. What you don’t know can indeed hurt you, and so those who can neither read nor write lead miserable lives, like Richard Wright’s character, Bigger Thomas, born dead with no past or future.
    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)