Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Richard Milhous Nixon (191394)
Why would anyone want to be President today? The answer is not one of glory, or fame; today the burdens of the office outweigh its privileges. Its not because the Presidency offers a chance to be somebody, but because it offers a chance to do something.
RICHARD M. NIXON, television address on NBC and CBS, September 19, 1968.Nixon Speaks Out, Major Speeches and Statements in the Presidential Campaign of 1968, p. 1 (1968).