Famously outspoken former First Lady Betty Ford passed away yesterday at the age of 93.

After successfully winning her own battle with alcohol addiction, Ford founded The Betty Ford Center, a world-renowned treatment clinic for substance abuse.


The Washington Post has compiled this collection of quotations on the passing of Ford, including this quote from President Barack Obama, who said:

"Throughout her long and active life, Elizabeth Anne Ford distinguished herself through her courage and compassion. As our nation's First Lady, she was a powerful advocate for women's health and women's rights. After leaving the White House, Mrs. Ford helped reduce the social stigma surrounding addiction and inspired thousands to seek much-needed treatment. While her death is a cause for sadness, we know that organizations such as the Betty Ford Center will honor her legacy by giving countless Americans a new lease on life."