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Gerald R. Ford
July 14, 1913 - December 26, 2006
Nationality: American
Category: President
Subcategory: American President

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.


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


Truth is the glue that holds government together.


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.


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.


I watch a lot of baseball on the radio.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.


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


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


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


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


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.


I am a Ford, not a Lincoln.


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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