Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Richard Milhous Nixon (191394)
I would rather be a one-term President and do what I believe is right than to be a two-term President at the cost of seeing America become a second-race power and to see this Nation accept the first defeat in its proud 190-year history.
President RICHARD M. NIXON, address to the nation on the situation in Southeast Asia, April 30, 1970.Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Richard Nixon, 1970, p. 410.