175 Ronald Reagan Quotes

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

But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.

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If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.

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, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

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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.

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards. If you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.

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

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

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One picture is worth 1,000 denials.

Don’t be afraid to see what you see.

People do not make wars; governments do.

Man is not free unless government is limited.

Status quo, you know, is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in’.

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

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.

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If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.

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

Ronald Reagan Marine Quote

Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But the Marines don’t have that problem.

Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.

Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.

When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.

All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.

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One way to make sure crime doesn’t pay would be to let the government run it.

Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.

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I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.

It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?

Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.

Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.

We are never defeated unless we give up on God.

A people free to choose will always choose peace.

You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans.

Violence has been Nicaragua’s most important export to the world.

Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.

Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.

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

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

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

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I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary.

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.

Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.

I’ve often said there’s nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.

Ronald Reagan Abortion Quote

I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.

Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.

We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.

Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.

The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.

Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.

We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

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Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.

There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

We’re in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.

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

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

If the Soviet Union let another political party come into existence, they would still be a one-party state, because everybody would join the other party.

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.

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.

To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.

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.

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.

I’ve never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a ‘fat cat’ and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a ‘public-spirited philanthropist’.

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.

Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.

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.

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.

It doesn’t do good to open doors for someone who doesn’t have the price to get in. If he has the price, he may not need the laws. There is no law saying the Negro has to live in Harlem or Watts.

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.

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!

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.

What we have found in this country, and maybe we’re more aware of it now, is one problem that we’ve had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by choice.

You know, if I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough, I would be convinced we’re in an economic downturn and people are homeless and going without food and medical attention and that we’ve got to do something about the unemployed.

I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.

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