46 Total Quotes

Gerald Ford Quotes

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
#Commitment

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 an well-armed wartime enemy.
Gerald Ford
#Country

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
#Acts

I am a Ford, not a Lincoln.
Gerald Ford
#Ford

An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the Houseof Representatives considers it to be at a given moment inhistory.
Gerald Ford
#Majority

[That, in part, is why the Constitution's framers gave justices life tenure - to enable them to rule wherever the law and the Constitution led them, without obligation or fear of political reprisal. Former Republican president Gerald Ford recently paid tribute to John Paul Stevens , his only appointee to the Supreme Court, who is also far more liberal than Republicans expected.] He has served his nation well, ... with dignity, intellect and without partisan political concerns.
Gerald Ford
#Law

[That, in part, is why the Constitution's framers gave justices life tenure — to enable them to rule wherever the law and the Constitution led them, without obligation or fear of political reprisal. Former Republican president Gerald Ford recently paid tribute to John Paul Stevens, his only appointee to the Supreme Court, who is also far more liberal than Republicans expected.] He has served his nation well, ... with dignity, intellect and without partisan political concerns.
Gerald Ford
#Law

I'll know I'm getting better at golf because I'm hitting fewer spectators.
Gerald Ford
#Golf

I am a Ford, not a Lincoln." (On becoming vice president, December 1973)
Gerald Ford
#Vice

If the government is big enough to give you everything you want, it is big enough to take away everything you have.
Gerald Ford
#Government

Truth is the glue that holds government together. Compromise is the oil that makes governments go.
Gerald Ford
#Compromise

In those times, I needed someone with creativity, vision, and courage. And I found those qualities -- and much more -- in Don Rumsfeld.
Gerald Ford
#Courage

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
Gerald Ford
#Golf

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
#America

The three-martini lunch is the epitome of American efficiency. Where else can you get an earful, a bellyful and a snootful at the same time?
Gerald Ford
#Efficiency

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
#Praise

Richard Nixon was just offered $2 million by Schick to do a television commercial - for Gillette.
Gerald Ford
#Nixon

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
#Success #Stability

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

Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.
Gerald Ford
#Constitutions #Constitution

An American tragedy in which we all have played a part.
Gerald Ford
#Tragedy

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
#United States

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

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
#Approval

I had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am.
Gerald Ford
#Experience

Truth is the glue that holds government together.
Gerald Ford
#Government

That is what has made America last these past 200 centuries.
Gerald Ford
#America

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
Gerald Ford
#Government