"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've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Gerald R. Ford on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Gerald R. Ford on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Gerald R. Ford on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Gerald R. Ford on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Gerald R. Ford on Henry David Thoreau
"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."
"I had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am."
"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."