Saturday, February 5, 2011

Quotables - The Ronald Reagan Edition

Ronald Reagan – “A people free to choose will always choose peace.” 67

Ronald Reagan – “Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.” 86

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Ronald Reagan – “Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth!" 114

Ronald Reagan – “Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.” 86

Ronald Reagan – “Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” 110

Ronald Reagan – “Coercion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.” 83

Ronald Reagan – “Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.” 74

Ronald Reagan – “Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.” 126

Ronald Reagan – “Double – no, triple – Our troubles and we'd still be better off than any other people on earth.” 113

Ronald Reagan – “Facts are stubborn things.” 44

Ronald Reagan – “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” 81

Ronald Reagan – “Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged." 106

Ronald Reagan – “Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." 73

Ronald Reagan – “Government is like a big baby - an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.” 136

Ronald Reagan – “Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” 88

Ronald Reagan – “I am totally unwilling to see this country fail in its obligation to itself and to the other free peoples of the world.” 137

Ronald Reagan – “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited.” 110

Ronald Reagan – “I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph.” 105

Ronald Reagan – “I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.” 109

Ronald Reagan – “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” 106

Ronald Reagan – “If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.” 77

Ronald Reagan – “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.” 139

Ronald Reagan – “Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man." 116

Ronald Reagan – “It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” 113

Ronald Reagan – “Money can't buy happiness but it will certainly get you a better class of memories.” 101

Ronald Reagan – “Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong." 99

Ronald Reagan – “One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.” 95

R Reagan – “Our Constitution is a document in which ‘We the people’ tell the government what it is allowed to do. ‘We the people’ are free.” 140

Ronald Reagan – “Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15th.” 121

Ronald Reagan – “Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere.” 111

Ronald Reagan – “Status quo, you know, that is Latin for 'the mess we’re in'." 78

Ronald Reagan – “The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.” 100

Ronald Reagan – “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.” 118

Ronald Reagan – “The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.” 118

Ronald Reagan – “The taxpayer – that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take a civil service examination.” 138

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.” 136

Ronald Reagan – “There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” 129

Ronald Reagan – “They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.” 95

Ronald Reagan – “Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.” 106

Ronald Reagan – “Trust, but verify.” 36

Ronald Reagan – “We are the land of the free because we are the home of the brave.” 83

Ronald Reagan – “We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent." 82

Ronald Reagan – “We make history and changing it is within our power.” – Remark to M. Gorbachev 95

Ronald Reagan – “We must not look to government to solve our problems. Government is the problem.” 99

Ronald Reagan – “Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.” 111

Ronald Reagan – “We're the party that wants to see an America in which people can still get rich.” 98

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

Ronald Reagan – “While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.” 101

Ronald Reagan – “Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.” 95
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