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Pat Nixon

  • I have sacrificed everything in my life that I consider precious in order to advance the political career of my husband.

    • Pat Nixon,
    • in Betty Medsger, Women at Work ()
  • [On whether she would want daughter Tricia to marry a politician:] I would feel sorry for her if she did.

    • Pat Nixon,
    • in Barbara McDowell and Hana Umlauf, Woman's Almanac ()
  • [On the ERA Equality March:] It's the funniest thing. I don't feel there's any discrimination. I know my husband feels that way.

    • Pat Nixon,
    • 1969, in Judith Paterson, Be Somebody: A Biography of Marguerite Rawalt ()
  • Being first lady is the hardest unpaid job in the world.

    • Pat Nixon,
    • interview (1972), in William O. Foss, First Ladies Quotations Book ()

Pat Nixon, U.S. first lady,

(1912 - 1993)

Full name: Thelma Catherine Patricia Ryan.