428 – “Government exists to create and preserve conditions in which people can translate their ideas into practical reality. In the best of times, much is lost in translation. But we try. Sometimes we have tried and failed. Always we have had the best of intentions.”

–Gerald Ford, 38th President of the United States of America

Quote Number:  942

Source: Ford, Gerald. “1976 State of the Union Address.” Speech, Washington, DC, January 19, 1976. The American Presidency Project. Online here.

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