"I had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Gerald R. Ford on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Gerald R. Ford on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Gerald R. Ford on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Gerald R. Ford on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Gerald R. Ford on Mark Twain
"I would hope that understanding and reconciliation are not limited to the 19th hole alone."
"History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion."
"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."
"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."
"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."