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  • Things are more like today than they have ever been before.
    (Gerald R. Ford)

  • I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
    (Gerald R. Ford)

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

  • Our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule.
    (Gerald R. Ford)

  • 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)


  • History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.
    (Gerald R. Ford)

  • An American tragedy in which we all have played a part.
    (Gerald R. Ford)

  • 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)

  • Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.
    (Gerald R. Ford)

  • Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.
    (Gerald R. Ford)

  • 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)

  • I watch a lot of baseball on the radio.
    (Gerald R. Ford)

  • If I went back to college again, I'd concentrate on two areas learning to write and to speak before an audience. Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.
    (Gerald R. Ford)

  • Teddy Roosevelt... once said, 'Speak softly and carry a big stick.' Jimmy Carter wants to speak loudly and carry a fly swatter.
    (Gerald R. Ford)

  • 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)


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