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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Gerald Rudolph Ford (1913–)
QUOTATION: I believe in friendly compromise. I said over in the Senate hearings that truth is the glue that holds government together. Compromise is the oil that makes governments go.
ATTRIBUTION: Representative GERALD R. FORD, remarks during hearings before the House Committee on the Judiciary, November 15, 1973.—Nomination of Gerald R. Ford to Be the Vice President of the United States, hearings before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, 93d Congress, 1st session (1973).

See also No. 1831.
SUBJECTS: Compromise