The best Quotes by Gerald R. Ford

The best Quotes by Gerald R. Ford

Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 - December 26, 2006) was an American politician who served as the 38th president of the United States from 1974 to 1977. He previously served as the 40th vice president under President Richard Nixon from 1973 to 1974.

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Our Constitution works; our great republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule.
Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
I had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am.
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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The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them.
If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories.
No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
The Cold War isn't thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat.
Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
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Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator.
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Do your kids a favor - don't have any.
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Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.
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There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.
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California has officially announced that jaywalking is now no longer a crime. So congratulations to the Californians who like walking places. This is great news for the six of you.
Trevor Noah in The Daily Show - October 2022
New Mexico. It's another state. I mean, it's like California, just less traffic.
Lalo Salamanca in Better Call Saul - Season 6 Episode 5
We all have our little faults. Mine's in California.
All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.
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Helsinki may not be as cold as you make it out to be, but California is still a lot nicer. I don't remember the last time I couldn't walk around in shorts all day.
I've lived out West some... I've always liked the High Plains areas - eastern Colorado, eastern Wyoming, western Nebraska.
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They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Nebraska - and that's pretty much the same thing.
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.
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Perhaps it would be more useful if I were to transfigure Mr. Potter and yourself into a pocket watch? That way, one of you might be on time.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
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Every night I watch the sunset and soak up every last ray of its warmth, and send it from my heart to yours.
Evelyn Johnson in Pearl Harbor
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One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024
I've known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it - Jeffrey enjoys his social life.
For the world has changed, and we must change with it.
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Ladies and gentlemen, this is a difficult moment for America. I, unfortunately, will be going back to Washington after my remarks. Today we've had a national tragedy. Two airplanes have crashed into the World Trade Center in an apparent terrorist attack on our country.
George W. Bush - September 2001
We can't do everything, but we have to do, what we can do.
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We are not the sum of our possessions.
Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
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America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense… human rights invented America.
What do you call an Asian Dwayne Johnson?
The Wok.

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