Quotation by Gerald R. Ford

Government ... thought [it] could transform the country through massive national programs, but often the programs did not work. Too often they only made things worse. In our rush to accomplish great deeds quickly, we trampled on sound principles of restraint and endangered the rights of individuals.
Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913), U.S. president. State of the Union Address (January 19, 1975). A Time to Heal, p. 350, Harper & Row (1979).
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