Gerald Ford Quotes

If the Government is big enough to give you everything you want, it is big enough to take away everything you have.

1960. In If Elected by John F. Parker, p. 193.

An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers [it] to be at a given moment in history.

15th April, 1970. Remarks in House of Representatives.

I’m a Ford, not a Lincoln.

12th October, 1973. Remarks on his nomination for vice-presidency.

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a Government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule.

9th August, 1974. Remarks on being sworn in as President.

Now, therefore, I, Gerald R. Ford, President of the United States, pursuant to the pardon power conferred upon me by Article II, Section 2, of the Constitution, have granted and by these presents do grant a full, free, and absolute pardon unto Richard Nixon for all offenses against the United States which he, Richard Nixon, has committed or may have committed or taken part in during the period from January 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974.

Proclamation 4311, 8th September 1974.

There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe.

6th October, 1976. Televised debate with Jimmy Carter.