Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Gerald Rudolph Ford (1913 )
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. But there is a higher Power, by whatever name we honor Him, who ordains not only righteousness but love, not only justice but mercy.
President GERALD R. FORD, remarks on taking the oath of office, August 9, 1974.Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Gerald R. Ford, 1974, p. 2.