Always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.

Bob Woodward ended his TED talk with this chilling quote from Nixon.  I’m not sure Stephen King could have written a better line. It’s at once poetic, tragic and human; a message and warning to those that come after.

To grow we accept, examine and learn from our failures as much — possibly even more —than we do from our successes. It’s easy to write off Nixon as irredeemable, a total failure, and a corrupt paranoid. That is certainly my inclination, and yet this quote is reminiscent of Mandela and Gandhi and I can’t help but find the grace and even some redemption in his words.