Ronald Reagan Quotes

Ronald Wilson Reagan, a prominent American politician and former actor, held the office of the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. As a member of the Republican Party, his leadership defined the Reagan era, and he is widely recognized as one of the influential conservative figures in the nation’s history. Wikipedia

“All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I’m no linguist, but I have been told that in the Russian language, there isn’t even a word for freedom.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The arts and humanities teach us who we are and what we can be. They lie at the very core of the culture of which we’re a part.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I didn’t leave the Democratic party; the Democratic party left me.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“In this new world economy, national boundaries are increasingly becoming obsolete.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We establish no religion in this country. We command no worship. We mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are and must remain separate.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“If not us, who? And if not now, when?” ~ Ronald Reagan

“America’s best days lie ahead. You ain’t seen nothing yet.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Cars don’t cause pollution, trees do.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“From my mother I learned the value of prayer, how to have dreams and believe I could make them come true.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Entrepreneurs are the forgotten heroes of America.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“A people free to choose will always choose peace.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Nations do not distrust each other because they are armed. They are armed because they distrust each other.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“If it’s to be a bloodbath, let it be now. Appeasement is not the answer.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Self-defense is not only our right; it is our duty.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Governments don’t control things. A government can’t control the economy without controlling people.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“A nation’s greatness is measured not just by its gross national product or military power, but by the strength of its devotion to the principles and values that bind its people and define their character.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We have so many people who can’t see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion that the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one!” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Inside the Bible’s pages lie the answers to all the problems that mankind has ever known. I hope Americans will read and study the Bible.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“There can be no greater good than the quest for peace, and no finer purpose than the preservation of freedom.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The future doesn’t belong to the lighthearted. It belongs to the brave.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Stick to your dreams and determine that you’re going to make them come true.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“If you’ve seen one redwood tree, you’ve seen them all.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We believe faith and freedom must be our guiding stars, for they show us truth, they make us brave, give us hope, and leave us wiser than we were.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories…” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I have left orders to be awakened at any time during national emergency, even if I’m in a cabinet meeting.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“God, the source of all knowledge, should never have been expelled from our children’s classrooms.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Marijuana is probably the most dangerous drug in America today.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“These gentlemen are the moral equivalents of America’s founding fathers.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Many a man has failed because he had his wishbone where his backbone should have been.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We are never defeated unless we give up on God.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The Founding Fathers believed that faith in God was the key to our being a good people and America’s becoming a great nation.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We can’t have it both ways. We can’t expect God to protect us in a crisis and just leave Him over there on the shelf in our day-to-day living. I wonder if sometimes He isn’t waiting for us to wake up, He isn’t maybe running out of patience.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“May every day be a new beginning, and every dawn bring us closer to that shining city upon a hill.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I do not want to go back to the past; I want to go back to the past way of facing the future.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty’s lamp guiding your steps and opportunity’s arm steadying your way.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“You can achieve anything in politics provided that you let someone else take the credit.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Doverey, no proverey – Trust but verify.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“There are no degrees of honesty.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Freedom is indivisible – there is no “s” on the end of it. You can erode freedom, diminish it, but you cannot divide it and choose to keep “some freedoms” while giving up others.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“What would this country be without this great land of ours.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Democracy is not a fragile flower; still it needs cultivating.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We are a nation that has a government-not the other way around. And that makes us special among the nations of the earth.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Once people who have been deprived of basic freedom taste a little of it, they want all of it.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I’ve always believed that we were, each of us, put here for a reason, that there is a plan, somehow a divine plan for all of us. I know now that whatever days are left to me belong to him.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We’ve gone astray from first principles. We’ve lost sight of the rule that individual freedom and ingenuity are at the very core of everything that we’ve accomplished. Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We may be the generation that sees Armageddon.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I don’t have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Our American tradition of neighbor helping neighbor has always been one of our greatest strengths and most noble traditions.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Never let the things you can’t do, stop you from doing what you can.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The current tax code is a daily mugging.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The taxpayer – that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Tyranny, like fog in the well known poem, often creeps in silently ‘on little cat feet.’” ~ Ronald Reagan

“One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Love your country, not for her power or wealth, but for her selflessness and her idealism.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“For the first time ever, everything is in place for the Battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming of Christ.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“If you can’t summarize an issue on one page, you don’t understand the issue well enough.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We’ve been blessed with the opportunity to stand for something – for liberty and freedom and fairness. And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Some years ago, the federal government declared war on poverty, and poverty won.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The federal government has taken too much tax money from the people, too much authority from the states, and too much liberty with the Constitution.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“In America, our origins matter less than our destination, and that is what democracy is all about.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Form and Substance are opposite ends of the same coin.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.’ And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Detente – isn’t that what a farmer has with his turkey – until Thanksgiving?” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I do not believe in taking away the right of the citizen for sporting, for hunting and so forth, or for home defense. But I do believe that an AK-47, a machine gun, is not a sporting weapon or needed for defense of a home.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“With freedom comes responsibility, a responsibility that can only be met by the individual.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Terrorism is the preferred weapon of weak and evil men.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Christopher Columbus was looking for a passage to India, but he landed in America. He landed in the wrong place, and when he got back, he wasn’t sure where he’d been. But most important of all, he did it on someone else’s money.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Perhaps no custom reveals our character as a Nation so clearly as our celebration of Thanksgiving Day.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Sometimes when I’m faced with an atheist, I am tempted to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that one could ever serve, and when we have finished eating that magnificent dinner, to ask him if he believes there’s a cook.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“If we listen to our hearts, believe in ourselves, and pull together, nothing can stand in our way.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We in government should learn to look at our country with the eyes of the entrepreneur, seeing possibilities where others see only problems.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The best way to get over a dog’s death is to get another soon.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Some may try to tell us that this is the end of an era. But what they overlook is that in America, every day is a new beginning. For this is the land that has never become, but is always in the act of becoming.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Everywhere we go, Nancy makes the world a little better.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I wasn’t a great communicator, but I communicated great things, and they didn’t spring full-bloom from my brow – they came from the heart of a great nation.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We must be cautious in claiming God is on our side. I think the real question we must answer is, are we on His side?” ~ Ronald Reagan

“If history teaches us anything, it teaches that simple-minded appeasement or wishful thinking about our adversaries is folly.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“To grasp and hold a vision, that is the very essence of successful leadership-not only on the movie set where I learned it, but everywhere.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The Bible can touch our hearts, order our minds, refresh our souls.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We still have too much air and water pollution and we still need to work to reduce it. But we also need to put the problem of pollution into a historical as well as scientific perspective…” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The things that unite us-America’s past of which we are so proud, our hopes and aspirations for the future of the world and this much loved country-these things far outweigh what little divides us.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Preservation of our environment is not a liberal or conservative challenge, it’s common sense.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose – somehow we win out.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Balancing your budget is like protecting your virtue. You have to learn when to say no.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“You know, by the time you reach my age, you’ve made plenty of mistakes if you’ve lived your life properly.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust in Him for the healing of America – our country is in need of and ready for a spiritual renewal.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Coersion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“You on the cutting edge of technology have already made yesterday’s impossibilities the commonplace realities of today.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“America is the moral force that defeated communism and all those who would put the human soul itself into bondage.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The more the plans fail, the more the planners plan.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Latinos are Republican. They just don’t know it yet.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I won’t hold my opponent’s youth and inexperience against him.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Professional politicians like to talk about the value of experience in government. Nuts! The only experience you gain in politics is how to be political.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver 5 minutes longer.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The Constitution was never meant to prevent people from praying, it’s declared purpose was to protect their freedom to pray.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“There is no foundation like the rock of honesty and fairness, and when you begin to build your life on that rock, with the cement of the faith in God that you have, then you have a real start.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“There are no easy answers’ but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“In a world wracked by hatred, economic crisis, and political tension, America remains mankind’s best hope.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The closest thing to eternal life on earth is a Government Program.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Together, we’ll build a far better future for America – a future of growth, opportunity, and security, anchored by the values of a people who are confident, compassionate, and whose heart is good.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We have every right to dream heroic dreams.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We will never recognize the true value of our own lives until we affirm the value in the life of others.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Government is not the solution, but rather the cause of our problems.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Our military strength is a prerequisite to peace, but let it be clear we maintain this strength in the hope it will never be used.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem. It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant, it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We must act today in order to preserve tomorrow.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“But the simple truth is that we’ve lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Everyone is a liberal until they have something to conserve. Then they become a conservative.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“By working together, pooling our resources and building on our strengths, we can accomplish great things.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Hope remains the highest reality, the age-old power.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“My doctors told me this morning my blood pressure is down so low that I can start reading the newspapers.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally – not a 20 percent traitor.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I’ve heard that hard work never killed anyone, but I say why take the chance?” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“When government gets too big, freedom is lost. Government is supposed to be the servant. But when a government can tax the people with no limit or restraint on what the government can take, then the government has become the master.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“A wife who loses a husband is called a widow. A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. There is no word for a parent who loses a child. That’s how awful the loss is.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Those who say that we’re in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t know where to look.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Government is never more dangerous than when our desire to have it help us blinds us to its great power to harm us.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The price of freedom may be high, but never so costly as the loss of freedom.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“If we miss this chance to make a fresh start, we may look back on this moment from some later vantage point and realize how much that failure cost us all.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The best social program is a productive job for anyone who’s willing to work.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“There is no security, no safety, in the appeasement of evil.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We meant to change a nation, and instead, we changed a world.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Our liberties, our values, all for which America stands is safe today because brave men and women have been ready to face the fire at freedom’s front. And we thank God for them.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“If you want more of something, subsidize it; if you want less of something, tax it.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Education is not the means of showing people how to get what they want. Education is an exercise by means of which enough men, it is hoped, will learn to want what is worth having.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“There are some who’ve forgotten why we have a military. It’s not to promote war, it’s to be prepared for peace.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We don’t celebrate dependence day on the Fourth of July. We celebrate Independence Day.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Law and freedom must be indivisible partners. For without law, there can be no freedom, only chaos and disorder; and without freedom, law is but a cynical veneer for injustice and oppression.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We can meet our destiny, and that destiny to build a land here that will be, for all mankind, a shining city on a hill.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Nothing lasts longer than a temporary government program.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We have the means to change the laws we find unjust or onerous. We cannot, as citizens, pick and choose the laws we will or will not obey.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The family has always been the cornerstone of American society. Our families nurture, preserve, and pass on to each succeeding generation the values we share and cherish, values that are the foundation of our freedoms.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The struggle now going on for the world will never be decided by bombs or rockets, by armies or military might. The real crisis we face today is a spiritual one; at root, it is a test of moral will and faith.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. These are the heroes who helped end a war.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We owe this freedom of choice and action to those men and women in uniform who have served this nation and its interests in time of need. In particular, we are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Information is the oxygen of the modern age.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Those who have known freedom and then lost it, have never known it again.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Good citizenship and defending democracy means living up to the ideals and values that make this country great.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The true lesson of the Vietnam War is: certainty of purpose and ruthlessness of execution win wars.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I believe the best social program is a job.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We must have faith in the people of this country and faith in our principles.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“To say Congress is spending like drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“You will be competing against athletes from many nations. But, most important, you are competing against yourself. All we expect is for you to do your very best, to push yourself just one second faster, one notch higher, one inch further.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Let us thank God for life and the blessings He’s put before us. High among them are our families, our freedom, and the opportunities of a new year.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The Soviet Union is the focus of evil in the modern world.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The doors of this Library are open now and are all welcome. The judgment of history is left to you, the people. I have no fears of that, for we have done our best. And so I say, come and learn from it.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The signs of the Vietnam War protestors said “Make Love not War!” It didn’t seem to me that they were capable of either.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I was raised to believe that God has a plan for everyone and that seemingly random twists of fate are all a part of His plan.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Only our deep moral values and our strong social institutions can hold back that jungle and restrain the darker impulses of human nature.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“God’s miracles are to be found in nature itself; the wind and waves, the wood that becomes a tree – all of these are explained biologically, but behind them is the hand of God.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We the people tell the government what to do, it doesn’t tell us.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“For too long, the victims of crime have been the forgotten persons of our criminal justice system.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Cold, hungry, scared as hell inside, but too damn brave to admit it.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Could there be a better answer to the stupidity of Karl Marx than millions of workers individually sharing in the ownership of the means of production.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“When I’ve heard all I need to make a decision, I don’t take a vote. I make a decision.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“My mother told me that everything in life happened for a purpose. She said all things were part of God’s plan, even the most disheartening setbacks, and in the end, everything worked out for the best.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Man is not free unless government is limited.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“If it takes a bloodbath, let’s get it over with.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I believe in a sound, strong environmental policy that protects the health of our people and a wise stewardship of our nation’s natural resources.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Middle age is when you’re faced with two temptations and you choose the one that will get you home by nine o’clock.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“When our Founding Fathers passed the First Amendment, they sought to protect churches from government interference. They never intended to construct a wall of hostility between government and the concept of religious belief itself.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“No matter how big and powerful government gets, and the many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“America is too great for small dreams.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Too often character assassination has replaced debate in principle here in Washington. Destroy someone’s reputation, and you don’t have to talk about what he stands for.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Our moral imperative is to work with all our powers for that day when the children of the world grow up without the fear of nuclear war.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“This crime against humanity must never be forgotten.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Money can’t buy happiness, but it will certainly get you a better class of memories.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don’t need it and hell where they already have it.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We could say they government spend like drunken sailors, but that would be unfair to drunken sailors, because the sailors are spending their own money.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Perhaps there is a simple answer – not an easy answer – but simple: If you and I have the courage to tell our elected officials that we want our national policy based on what we know in our hearts is morally right.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth!” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Peace is more than just an absence of war. True peace is justice, true peace is freedom, and true peace dictates the recognition of human rights.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I miss going to church, but I think the Lord understands.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Respect for human rights is not social work; it is not merely an act of compassion. It is the first obligation of government and the source of its legitimacy.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“If more government is the answer, then it was a really stupid question.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“To do whatever needs to be done to preserve this last and greatest bastion of freedom.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“It doesn’t do any good to hold the door open for someone if they don’t have a way to walk through it. And if they do have a way to pass through it then you probably don’t need to hold it open because they can open it for themselves.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I’ve often said there’s nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Without a vision the people perish.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“America’s best days are yet to come.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“One way to make sure crime doesn’t pay would be to let the government run it.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Free enterprise has done more to reduce poverty than all the government programs dreamed up by Democrats.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“You can’t be for big government, big taxes and big bureaucracy and still be for the little guy.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“It’s not that liberals aren’t smart, it’s just that so much of what they know isn’t so.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Don’t be afraid to see what you see.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“An actor knows two important things – to be honest in what he is doing and to be in touch with the audience. That’s not bad advice for a politician either.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I would have voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“America is, and always will be, a shining city on a hill.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Don’t let anyone tell you that America’s best days are behind her – that the American spirit has been vanquished. We’ve seen it triumph too often in our lives to stop believing in it now.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I’m not a politician by profession. I am a citizen who decided I had to be personally involved.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“America was founded by people who believe that God was their rock of safety. I recognize we must be cautious in claiming that God is on our side, but I think it’s all right to keep asking if we’re on His side.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Government Steals from the needy and gives to the greedy.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, ‘There is a price we will not pay.’ There is a point beyond which they must not advance. This is the meaning of the phrase ‘Peace through strength.’” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Our nation will prosper or decline in direct proportion to our selection of leaders who are guided by the Holy Spirit. If we fail to select Godly leaders our destiny will surely be as that of the Roman Empire.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I’ve always believed that a lot of the trouble in the world would disappear if we were talking to each other instead of about each other.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Every new day begins with possibilities. It’s up to us to fill it with the things that move us toward progress and peace.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Anybody from any corner of the world can come to America to live and become an American.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“My dream is to see the day when nuclear weapons will be banished from the face of the Earth.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“If no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capcity to govern someone else.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Work and family are at the center of our lives, the foundation of our dignity as a free people.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Christmas is a holiday that we celebrate not as individuals nor as a nation, but as a human family.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I believe with all my heart that our first priority must be world peace, and that use of force is always and only a last resort, when everything else has failed, and then only with regard to our national security.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I’ll be like Scarlett O’Hara-I’ll think about it tomorrow.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let’s not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Our National Motto – ‘In God We Trust’ – was not chosen lightly. It reflects a basic recognition that there is a divine authority in the universe to which this nation owes homage.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Socialists ignore the side of man that is the spirit. They can provide you shelter, fill your belly with bacon and beans, treat you when you’re ill, all the things guaranteed to a prisoner or a slave. They don’t understand that we also dream.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“As for the enemies of freedom, those who are potential adversaries, they will be reminded that peace is the highest aspiration of the American people. We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it, we will not surrender for it – now or ever.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Freedom and the dignity of the individual have been more available and assured here than in any other place on earth. The price for this freedom at times has been high, but we have never been unwilling to pay the price.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“If you’re explaining, you’re losing.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Trust the people – that is the crucial lesson of history.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“If you think you can – you can!” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust in Him.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“With our eyes fixed on the future, but recognizing the realities of today, we will achieve our destiny to be as a shining city on a hill for all mankind to see.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“When the Lord calls me home, whenever that may be, I will leave with the greatest love for this county of ours and eternal optimism for its future.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Words are even more feeble on this Memorial Day, for the sight before us is that of a strong and good nation that stands in silence and remembers those who were loved and who, in return, loved their countrymen enough to die for them.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The future is best decided by ballots, not bullets.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“A socialist is someone who has read Lenin and Marx. An anti-socialist is someone who understands Lenin and Marx.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I’m not smart enough to lie.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“As government expands, liberty contracts.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We desire peace. But peace is a goal, not a policy. Lasting peace is what we hope for at the end of our journey. It doesn’t describe the steps we must take nor the paths we should follow to reach that goal.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We’ve got to teach history based not on what’s in fashion, but what’s important.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The work of volunteer groups throughout our country represents the very heart and soul of America. They have helped make this the most compassionate, generous, and humane society that ever existed on the face of this earth.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We stand together as we did two centuries ago, One people under God determined that our future shall be worthy of our past.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“People who think a tax boost will cure inflation are the same ones who believe another drink will cure a hangover.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Our loyalty lies with little taxpayers, not big spenders. What our critics really believe is that those in Washington know better how to spend your money than you, the people, do. But we’re not going to let them do it, period.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I wasn’t a great communicator, but I communicated great things.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“May all of you as Americans never forget your heroic origins, never fail to seek Divine guidance, and never lose your natural God-given optimism.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we’ve ever known.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I can’t help but believe that in the future we will see in the United States and throughout the Western world an increasing trend toward the next logical step, employee ownership. It is a path that befits a free people.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Either you will control your government, or government will control you.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“I am very proud to be called a pig. It stands for pride, integrity and guts.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. The only value in our two nations possessing nuclear weapons is to make sure they will never be used. But then would it not be better to do away with them entirely?” ~ Ronald Reagan

“If some among you fear taking a stand because you are afraid of reprisals from customers, clients, or even government, recognize that you are just feeding the crocodile hoping he’ll eat you last.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“This country was founded and built by people with great dreams and the courage to take great risks.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“It’s hard, when you’re up to your armpits in alligators, to remember you came here to drain the swamp.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“The purpose of America is to unleash the full talent and genius of every individual.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“Every new day begins with possibilities.” ~ Ronald Reagan

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