Gerald R Ford Quotes (22 quotations)

1. A coalition of groups is waging a massive propaganda campaign against the president of the United States. an all-out attack. Their aim is total victory for themselves and total defeat for him. - Gerald R Ford

2. A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. - Gerald R Ford

3. All my children have spoken for themselves since they first learned to speak, and not always with my advance approval, and I expect that to continue in the future. - Gerald R Ford

4. An American tragedy in which we all have played a part. - Gerald R Ford

5. As I rejected amnesty, so I reject revenge. I ask all Americans who ever asked for goodness and mercy in their lives, who ever sought forgiveness for their trespasses, to join in rehabilitating all the casualties of the tragic conflict of the past. - Gerald R Ford

6. I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your president by your ballots, so I ask you to confirm me with your prayers. - Gerald R Ford

7. I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not only our government but civilization itself. - Gerald R Ford

8. I cannot imagine any other country in the world where the opposition would seek, and the chief executive would allow, the dissemination of his most private and personal conversations with his staff, which, to be honest, do not exactly confer sainthood on anyone concerned. - Gerald R Ford

9. I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today. - Gerald R Ford

10. I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators. - Gerald R Ford

11. I would hope that understanding and reconciliation are not limited to the 19th hole alone. - Gerald R Ford

12. If Lincoln were alive today, he'd be turning over in his grave. - Gerald R Ford

13. It can go on and on, or someone must write "The End" to it. I have concluded that only I can do that. And if I can, I must. - Gerald R Ford

14. It's the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It's a quality to be proud of. But it's a quality that many people seem to have neglected. - Gerald R Ford

15. My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. - Gerald R Ford

16. Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men. - Gerald R Ford

17. Richard Nixon was just offered $2 million by Schick to do a television commercial-for Gillette. - Gerald R Ford

18. The pat on the back, the arm around the shoulder, the praise for what was done right and the sympathetic nod for what wasn't are as much a part of golf as life itself. - Gerald R Ford

19. The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election. - Gerald R Ford

20. The three-martini lunch is the epitome of American efficiency. Where else can you get an earful, a bellyful and a snootful at the same time? - Gerald R Ford

21. Things are more like they are now than they have ever been. - Gerald R Ford

22. When a man is asked to make a speech, the first thing he has to decide is what to say. - Gerald R Ford

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