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'I would hope that understanding and reconciliation are not limited to the 19th hole alone.'


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'History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.'


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'I had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am.'


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'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.'


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'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.'


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'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.'


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'A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.'


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'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.'


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'Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.'


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'Truth is the glue that holds government together.'


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'Our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule.'


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'History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.'


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'I would hope that understanding and reconciliation are not limited to the 19th hole alone.'


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'I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.'


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'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.'


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'I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio.'


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'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.'


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'Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.'

 

 

 

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