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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1617
AUTHOR: Richard Milhous Nixon (1913–94)
QUOTATION: But above all, what this Congress can be remembered for is opening the way to a new American revolution—a peaceful revolution in which power was turned back to the people—in which government at all levels was refreshed and renewed and made truly responsive. This can be a revolution as profound, as far-reaching, as exciting as that first revolution almost 200 years ago—and it can mean that just 5 years from now America will enter its third century as a young nation new in spirit, with all the vigor and the freshness with which it began its first century.
ATTRIBUTION: President RICHARD M. NIXON, State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, January 22, 1971.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Richard Nixon, 1971, p. 58.
SUBJECTS: Revolution