Ronald Reagan Quotes
"Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose."
"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the
government and I'm here to help."
"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant:
It's just that they know so much that isn't so."
"Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was
"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandment's would have
looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. 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."
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a
nation gone under."
"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is
a government program."
"I've laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about
anything that happens: no matter what time it is, wake me, even if
it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting."
"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I
have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."
"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."
"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many
rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."
"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."
- Ronald Reagan
Great quotes. My favorite of his is still...
"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
On the anniversary of the attempted assassination by Hinckley this is appropriate.
"Honey I forgot to duck" - March 30, 1981
Some others I like.
"We are a nation that has a government — not the other way around. And this makes us special among the nations of the Earth. Our government has no power except that granted it by the people. It is time to check and reverse the growth of government which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent of the governed." —Inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1981
“Whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears....
“May all of you as Americans never forget your heroic origins, never fail to seek divine guidance and never lose your natural, God-given optimism.” —Speech to Republican National Convention, Aug. 17, 1992
Reagan had some great speech writers that created some memorable speeches for him. Peggy Noonan's book, "What I Saw At the Revolution", is a good read from that perspective.
"Message to terrorists everywhere - you can run, but you can't hide!" Ronald Reagan.
Rest in peace, sir!
I was going to recommend a book that is a great collection of Reagan quotes, but it looks it is out of print. You can still get it used and "new" from other sources on Amazon, but they have gotten rather expensive.
The Common Sense of an Uncommon Man: The Wit, Wisdom, and Eternal Optimism 0F Ronald Reagan
God I miss that guy......
The only useful thing I could think of doing with cloning would be to clone Reagan.
Thanks Bumper! ~ What A Great Prez!
I have a CD titled Amazing Grace, Songs Of The Reagan Memorial, all done at the DC and California services. Great disc!
Anyone that can listen to Amazing Grace played on the bagpipes and not get a lump in his throat just ain't human, IMO.
Here are a few more...
"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."
"Republicans believe every day is 4th of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15."
"A friend of mine was asked to a costume ball a short time ago. He slapped some egg on his face and went as a liberal economist."