Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Gerald Rudolph Ford (1913 )
America now is stumbling through the darkness of hatred and divisiveness. Our values, our principles, and our determination to succeed as a free and democratic people will give us a torch to light the way. And we will survive and become the strongernot only because of a patriotism that stands for love of country, but a patriotism that stands for love of people.
Representative GERALD R. FORD, address to the state conference of the Order of DeMolay, Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 7, 1968.Gerald R. Ford, Selected Speeches, ed. Michael V. Doyle, p. 77 (1973).