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Published on April 21st, 2013 | by Yellow Magpie

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Gerald Ford Quotes: Words From Mr. Nice Guy

Gerald Ford Quotes

Here is Yellow Magpie’s selection of choice Gerald Ford quotes.

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

‘Our inflation, our public enemy number one, will, unless whipped, destroy our country, our homes, our liberties, our property and finally our national pride as surely as will any well-armed wartime energy.’ 

‘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.’

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

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

‘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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