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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Gerald Ford on education, death, vice-president, government, election, laws, truth, works, political, sports and experience.

36 Top Gerald Ford Quotes That Propel You To Work Hard And Achieve Your Dreams

Quick Facts

Famous As: President of the USA

Born On: July 14, 1913

Died On: December 26, 2006

Born In: Omaha

Died At Age: 93

Gerald Ford was a celebrated American politician. From 1974 to 1977, he served as the 38th President of the country. He also held the office as the 40th Vice President of the country for eight months. He pursued his studies from the Yale Law School and the University of Michigan. From 1942 to 1946, he served in the U.S Naval Reserve and left as lieutenant commander. In 1949, he started his political career as a U.S Representative. He is credited for creating the Economic Policy Board by Executive Order to deal with the skyrocketing inflation and recession in the 1970s when the country’s economy was at a low. Following is the list of sayings and quotes by Gerald Ford which have been compiled from his speeches, writings, thoughts, utterances, interviews and life. Zoom through some thought-provoking quotes and thoughts by Gerald Ford.
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I feel it is my first duty to make an unprecedented compact with my countrymen. Not an inaugural address, not a fireside chat, not a campaign speech - just a little straight talk among friends.

Gerald Ford

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.

Gerald Ford

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

Gerald Ford

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

Gerald Ford

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 Ford

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 Ford

An American tragedy in which we all have played a part.

Gerald Ford

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

Gerald Ford

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 Ford

May our former president, who brought peace to millions, find it for himself.

Gerald Ford

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.

Gerald 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 Ford

I am a Ford, not a Lincoln.

Gerald Ford

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

Gerald Ford

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 Ford

I have had a lot of adversaries in my political life, but no enemies that I can remember.

Gerald Ford

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

Gerald Ford

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 Ford

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

Gerald Ford

Things are more like today than they have ever been before.

Gerald Ford

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.

Gerald Ford

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

Gerald Ford

Our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule.

Gerald Ford

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

Gerald Ford

In all my public and private acts as your president, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end.

Gerald Ford

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

Gerald Ford

Truth is the glue that holds government together.

Gerald Ford

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

Gerald Ford

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.

Gerald Ford

I watch a lot of baseball on the radio.

Gerald 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 Ford

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

Gerald Ford

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.

Gerald Ford

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.

Gerald Ford

If Abraham Lincoln were alive now, he'd roll over in his grave.

Gerald 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 Ford