Talk:Gerald Ford

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Allegedly on having a drink spilled on him at a function, he told the waiter: "It's okay. Nobody's Human." See here. Also used in Alan Moore's Watchmen comic -- but Moore put a lot of real-world stuff into it, that does not prove it is fictional. It's a lovely quote; I've just no idea either way... 14:57, 14 February 2008 (UTC)[reply]


  • He was one of the few political leaders I have ever met whose public speeches revealed more than his private conversations.
  • I was America's first instant Vice President, and now America's first instant President. The Marine Corps band is so confused, they don't know whether to play 'Hail to the Chief' or 'You've Come a Long Way, Baby'.
  • It would be tragic for this country if we went down the same path and ended up with the same problem that Great Britain has.
    • In a farewell interview, 1976
  • Our inflation, our public enemy number one, will, unless whipped, destroy our country, our homes, our liberties, our property and finally our national pride as surely as will a well-armed wartime enemy.
  • Teddy Roosevelt . . . once said, 'Speak softly and carry a big stick.' Jimmy Carter wants to speak loudly and carry a fly swatter.
  • The American people want a dialogue between them and their president . . . And if we can't have that opportunity of talking with one another, seeing one another, shaking hands with one another, something has gone wrong in our society.
    • Following two assassination attempts
  • The Constitution is the bedrock of all our freedoms; guard and cherish it; keep honor and order in your own house; and the republic will endure.
  • Things are more like today than they have ever been before.
  • When I became president, I did not want to have a powerful chief of staff. Wilson had his Colonel House, Eisenhower his Sherman Adams, Nixon his Halderman, and I was aware of the trouble those top assistants had caused my predecessors.
  • When I talk about energy, I am talking about jobs. Our American economy runs on energy. No energy — no jobs.