"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."
"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."Gerald R. Ford on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."Gerald R. Ford on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."Gerald R. Ford on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."Gerald R. Ford on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."Gerald R. Ford on Margaret Mead
"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."
"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."