Gerald Ford Quotes

Gerald Ford

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Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr., born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was the 38th president of the United States from 1974 to 1977. From 1973 to 1974, he served as the 40th vice president of the United States, representing the Republican Party in the House of Representatives.


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10 Interesting Quotes By Gerald Ford

1. Our Constitution works; our great republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule.

2. I am a Ford, not a Lincoln.

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

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

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

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. When a man is asked to make a speech, the first thing he has to decide is what to say.

10. There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things.