ronald reagan quotes

ronald reagan quotes

ronald reagan quotes
Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician, commentator, and actor, who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.

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“A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“A taxpayer is someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take a civil-service exam.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.” — ronald reagan quotes


 
“All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Approximately 80 percent 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 quotes

 

“As a matter of fact, Nancy never had any interest in politics or anything else when we got married.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Coersion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Don't be afraid to see what you see.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Double, no triple, our troubles and we'd still be better off than any other people on earth. It is time that we recognized that ours was, in truth, a noble cause. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Even if they tied and gagged me, I would find a way to signal by wiggling my ears. –on possibly being offered the vice presidency in 1968

 

“Facts are stupid things.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“He ultimately followed with two tax increases, though declined to go any further.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Honey, I forgot to duck. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“How are you, Mr. Mayor? I'm glad to meet you. How are things in your city? -greeting Samual Pierce, his secretary of Housing and Urban Development, during a White House reception for mayors” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“How can a president not be an actor? -when asked How could an actor become president?'” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“I am not worried about the deficit.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“I will stand on, and continue to use, the figures I have used, because I believe they are correct. Now, I'm not going to deny that you don't now and then slip up on something; no one bats a thousand. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“If you're afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. The people of this country are ready to move again.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“If you're explaining, you're losing.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“If you've seen one redwood, you've seen them all. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“I'm afraid I can't use a mule. I have several hundred up on Capitol Hill. -refusing a gift of a mule” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“It is big enough to take care of itself.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“It isn't so much that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so many things that aren't so.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is. ” — ronald reagan quotes


“My name is Ronald Reagan. What's yours? -introducing himself after delivering a prep school commencement address. The individual responded, I'm your son, Mike, to which Reagan replied, Oh, I didn't recognize you.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“No arsenal … is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“People don't start wars, governments do.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, you coast for awhile, you have a hell of a closing.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Recession is when your neighbor loses his job.” — ronald reagan quotes
 


“Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Someplace along the line the audience discovered you. In my case it was playing the Gipper. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“The state of California has no business subsidizing intellectual curiosity. -responding to student protests on college campuses during his tenure as California governor” — ronald reagan quotes

 


“There is absolutely no circumstance whatever under which I would accept that spot.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“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.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Trees cause more pollution than automobiles.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“Trust, but verify.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“We are participating in the orderly transfer of administrative authority by the direction of the people. And this is the simple magic which makes a commonplace routine a near miracle to many of the world ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“We are trying to get unemployment to go up, and I think we're going to succeed.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“We might come closer to balancing the Budget if all of us lived closer to the Commandments and the Golden Rule. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“What does an actor know about politics? -criticizing Ed Asner for opposing American foreign policy” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“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 quotes

 

“When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

“You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans. ” — ronald reagan quotes

 

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