Quotation Explorer - '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
Government does not solve problems. It subsidizes them. - Ronald Reagan
Radio was theater of the mind. - Ronald Reagan
The key for any speaker is to establish his own point of view for the audience, so they can see the game through his eyes. - Ronald Reagan
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.' - Ronald Reagan
It's surprising what you can accomplish when no one is concerned about who gets the credit. - 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
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face. - 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
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away. - Ronald Reagan
Life is one grand sweet song so start the music - 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
I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead. - 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
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
The 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
I was not a great communicator, but I communicated great things. - Ronald Reagan
No arsenal ... is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. - Ronald Reagan
Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. - Ronald Reagan
Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong. - Ronald Reagan
Our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they're sinners can bring democracy the tolerance it requires to survive - Ronald Reagan
My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes. - Ronald Reagan
All great change in America begins at the dinner table. - Ronald Reagan
Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem. - Ronald Reagan
If politics were a musical, it would be "Promises, Promises". - Ronald Reagan
People don't start wars, governments do. - Ronald Reagan
I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves. - Ronald Reagan
Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'. - Ronald Reagan
Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States. - 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
As government expands, liberty contracts. - Ronald Reagan
Just think how happy you'd be if you lost everything you have right now & then got it back. - Ronald Reagan
You can’t tax business. Business doesn’t pay taxes. It collects taxes. - 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
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
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
I don't 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
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
Nothing lasts longer than a temporary government program. - Ronald Reagan
Well, I would - if they realized that we - again if - if we led them back to that stalemate only because that our retaliatory power, our seconds, or strike at them after our first strike, would be so destructive that they couldn't afford it, that would hold them off. - Ronald Reagan
The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas-a trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated. - Ronald Reagan
History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap. - Ronald Reagan
A people free to choose will always choose peace. - Ronald Reagan
Why should we subsidize intellectual curiosity? - Ronald Reagan
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them right away. - Ronald Reagan
I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life. - 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
We fought a war on poverty, and poverty won - 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 discovered that night (in his college's student politics) that an audience has a feel to it, and, in the parlance of the theater, that audience and I were together. - Ronald Reagan
Don't be afraid to see what you see. - Ronald Reagan
Morality in the long run aligned with strategy. - 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
Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his. - Ronald Reagan
Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born. - 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
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
They had that special grace, that special spirit that says, 'Give me a challenge and I'll meet it with joy." on Challenger disaster - Ronald Reagan
America is too great for small dreams. - Ronald Reagan
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans. - Ronald Reagan
If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth. - 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
Facts are stupid things. - Ronald Reagan
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
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
Our natural, inalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation from government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment. - Ronald Reagan
Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit. - Ronald Reagan
The future doesn't belong to the light-hearted. It belongs to the brave. - Ronald Reagan
Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty - Ronald Reagan
A troubled and afflicted mankind looks to us, pleading for us to keep our rendezvous with destiny; that we will uphold the principles of self-reliance, self-discipline, morality, and, above all, responsible liberty for every individual that we will become that shining city on a hill. - Ronald Reagan
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under. - Ronald Reagan
Coersion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him. - Ronald Reagan
Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way - Ronald Reagan
I've heard that hard work never killed anyone, but I say why take the chance? - Ronald Reagan
Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver 5 minutes longer. - Ronald Reagan
Where would this country be without this great land of ours? - 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
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit. - Ronald Reagan
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