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Gerald R. Ford Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Sports

Truth is the glue that holds government together.
- Gerald R. Ford

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

 

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 R. 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 R. Ford

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

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

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

I am a Ford, not a Lincoln.
- Gerald R. Ford

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

I watch a lot of baseball on the radio.
- Gerald R. Ford

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

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

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 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

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

I love sports.
Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio.
- Gerald R. Ford

Things are more like today than they have ever been before.
- Gerald R. 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 R. Ford

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.
- 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

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

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

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 R. 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 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

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 R. 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 R. Ford

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer) PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

Know the power of choice.
Fly life on free wings,
and sing to its glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you are a gift to the world.
Your life is important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Know that you are special, and unique in all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that today is your day to dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

Reputation is what other people know about you.
Honor is what you know about yourself.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

Know that life is a journey. Enjoy the journey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you hold the power to
bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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