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

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A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.

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An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history.

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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.

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Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them - a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.

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I hope never to see the day that I cannot admit having made a mistake.

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History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.

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The spirit of seeking understanding through personal contact with people of other nations and other cultures deserves the respect and support of all.

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Teddy Roosevelt... once said, 'Speak softly and carry a big stick.' Jimmy Carter wants to speak loudly and carry a fly swatter.

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Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.

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I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not only our government, but civilization itself.

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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.

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Real assistance is to help people to help themselves.

We can't do everything for everybody, but there is room for all who try to make it.

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About Gerald R. Ford

Quotes 157 sayings
Nationality American
Profession President
Birthday October 16

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

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The power and diversity of the Armed Forces, active Guard and Reserve, the resolve of our fellow citizens, the flexibility in our command to navigate international waters that remain troubled are all essential to our security.

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In the age-old contest between popularity and principle, only those willing to lose for their convictions are deserving of posterity's approval.

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The three-martini lunch is the epitome of American efficiency.

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For millions of men and women, the church has been the hospital for the soul, the school for the mind and the safe depository for moral ideas.

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Let us remember that our national unity is a most priceless asset.

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There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe.

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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?

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Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.

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My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.

Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule. But there is a higher Power, by whatever name we honor Him, who ordains not only righteousness but love, not only justice but mercy.

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A great nation cannot abandon its responsibilities.

Responsibilities abandoned today return as more acute crises tomorrow.

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Let us put an end to self-inflicted wounds.

Let us remember that our national unity is a most priceless asset. Let us deny our adversaries the satisfaction of using Vietnam to pit Americans against Americans.

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Truth is the glue that holds government together.

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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.

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Humor can help you to disagree without being disagreeable.

The key in democracy is not necessarily that we agree, but that we participate....Despite all the heavy problems- domestic and international- there is humor. Humor transcends partisanship.

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Our Nation has a diverse and extremely rich cultural heritage.

It is a source of pride and strength to millions of Americans who look to the arts for inspiration, communication and the opportunity for creative self-expression.

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I had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am.

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I don't know what the future may hold for me-or for any of us.

But I want you to know that I am a man who likes having critics who are not enemies.

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The American dream does not come to those who fall asleep.

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We have come tardily to the tremendous task of cleaning up our environment.

We should have moved with similar zeal at least a decade ago. But no purpose is served by post-mortems. With visionary zeal but the greatest realism, we must now address ourselves to the vast problems that confront us.

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We must proceed with our own energy development.

Exploitation of domestic petroleum and natural gas potentialities, along with nuclear, solar, geothermal, and non-fossil fuels is vital. We will never again permit any foreign nation to have Uncle Sam over a barrel of oil.

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Even though this is late in an election year, there is no way we can go forward except together and no way anybody can win except by serving the people's urgent needs. We cannot stand still or slip backwards. We must go forward now together.

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Personal excellence can be achieved by a visionary goal, through planning, dedicated execution, and total follow-through.

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My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.

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My commitment to the security and future of Israel is based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest. Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage.

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I have always felt that the real purpose of government is to enhance the lives of people and that a leader can best do that by restraining government in most cases instead of enlarging it at every opportunity.

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So much of what passes for public life consists of little more than candidates without ideas, hiring consultants without conviction, to stage campaigns without content. The result, increasingly, is elections without voters.

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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.

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I would hope that understanding and reconciliation are not limited to the 19th hole alone.

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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.

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The earth will continue to regenerate its life sources only as long as we and all the peoples of the world do our part to conserve its natural resources. It is a responsibility which every human being shares. Through voluntary action, each of us can join in building a productive land in harmony with nature.

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America's leadership is essential. America's resources are vast. America's opportunities are unprecedented.

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I have taken special interest in these accounts [of UFOs].

. I think there may be substance to some of these reports... I think we owe it to the people to establish credibility regarding UFOs and to produce the greatest possible enlightenment on this subject.

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Speaker, with mixed emotions we mark the 50th anniversary of the Turkish genocide of the Armenian people. In taking notice of the shocking events in 1915, we observe this anniversary with sorrow in recalling the massacres of Armenians and with pride in saluting those brave patriots who survived to fight on the side of freedom during World War I.

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I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio.

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If Lincoln were alive today, he'd be turning over in his grave.

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Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.

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