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Ronald Reagan – 65 Quotes

 

65 Quotes by Ronald Reagan

 

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

– Ronald Reagan


Trust, but verify.

– Ronald Reagan


No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it’s in the middle of a Cabinet meeting.

– Ronald Reagan


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

– 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


Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.

– Ronald Reagan


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

– Ronald Reagan


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

– 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


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


Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

– Ronald Reagan


A people free to choose will always choose peace.

– Ronald Reagan


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

– Ronald Reagan


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’.

– Ronald Reagan


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

– Ronald Reagan


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

– Ronald Reagan


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

– Ronald Reagan


We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.

– 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


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

– Ronald Reagan


We should declare war on North Vietnam. We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it, and still be home by Christmas.

– Ronald Reagan


It’s silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas.

– Ronald Reagan


History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.

– Ronald Reagan


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

– Ronald Reagan


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.

– Ronald Reagan


Man is not free unless government is limited.

– Ronald Reagan


Government does not solve problems it subsidizes them.

– Ronald Reagan


Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.

– Ronald Reagan


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

– Ronald Reagan


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

– Ronald Reagan


Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.

– 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


Democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.

– 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


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

– Ronald Reagan


Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.

– 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


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


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


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


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.

– Ronald Reagan


Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.

– Ronald Reagan


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

– Ronald Reagan


While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.

– Ronald Reagan


One picture is worth 1,000 denials.

– Ronald Reagan


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

– Ronald Reagan


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

– Ronald Reagan


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

– 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


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

– Ronald Reagan


It’s difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn’t available.

– Ronald Reagan


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.

– Ronald Reagan


We are never defeated unless we give up on God.

– Ronald Reagan


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.

– Ronald Reagan


If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn’t be here. It’d still be waiting for an environmental impact statement.

– 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


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


All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

– Ronald Reagan


Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.

– Ronald Reagan


The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.

– 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


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.

– 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


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