Betty Ford Quotes

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Betty Ford Quotes

I believe the equal rights amendment is a necessity of life for all citizens. The cabinet sometimes felt that I shouldnt be so outspoken.
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I believe the equal rights amendment is a necessity of life for all citizens. The cabinet sometimes felt that I shouldn't be so outspoken.

— Betty Ford

This is a place where you can go, that you can feel safe and look inside yourself and discover yourself.

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Not my power, but the power of the position, a power which could be used to help.

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And I have always told the patients when I talk to them. When they come around and say, 'What will you have to drink? Oh that's right you don't drink.' Just speak up and say, 'Of course I drink. But I just don't drink alcohol.'

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My makeup wasn't smeared, I wasn't disheveled, I behaved politely, and I never finished off a bottle, so how could I be alcoholic?

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A housewife deserves to be honored as much as a woman who earns her living in the marketplace. I consider bringing up children a responsible job. In fact, being a good housewife seems to me a much tougher job than going to the office and getting paid for it.

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You can make it, but it's easier if you don't have to do it alone.

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You never know what you can do until you have to do it.

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I don't feel that because I'm First Lady, I'm very different from what I was before. It can happen to anyone. After all, it has happened to anyone.

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Any woman should have the right to a safe and legal abortion.

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The problem with drugs is that people forget to stop doing them. There's a time and a place for everything, Mr. Mackey, and it's called college.

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Alcohol may pick you up a little bit, but it lets you down in a hurry.

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When other women have this same operation, it doesn't make any headlines. But the fact that I was the wife of the President put it in headlines and brought before the public this particular experience I was going through. It made a lot of women realize that it could happen to them. I'm sure I've saved at least one person maybe more.

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