"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."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Gerald R. Ford on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Gerald R. Ford on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Gerald R. Ford on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Gerald R. Ford on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Gerald R. Ford on Winston Churchill
"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."