" “But all, in a sense, are casualties, still abroad or absent without leave from the real America. I want them to come home if they want to work their way back…In my judgment, these young Americans should have a second chance to contribute their fair share to the rebuilding of peace among ourselves and with all nations."
"Its the quality of the ordinary the straight the square that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. Its a quality to be proud of. But its a quality that many people seem to have neglected."
"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 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."