Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician and actor who was the 40th President of the United States, from 1981 to 1989. Before his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California, from 1967 to 1975, after a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader. After moving to Hollywood in 1937, he became an actor and starred in a few major productions. In 1964, Reagan’s speech, “A Time for Choosing”, earned him national attention as a new conservative spokesman. Building a network of supporters, he was elected Governor of California in 1966.
If We Ever Forget That We Are One Nation Under God, Then We Will Be A Nation Gone Under.
Concentrated Power Has Always Been The Enemy Of Liberty.
Facts Are Stubborn Things.
It Has Been Said That Politics Is The Second Oldest Profession. I Have Learned That It Bears A Striking Resemblance To The First.
Going To College Offered Me The Chance To Play Football For Four More Years.
Governments Tend Not To Solve Problems, Only To Rearrange Them.
Man Is Not Free Unless Government Is Limited.
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.
No Mother Would Ever Willingly Sacrifice Her Sons For Territorial Gain, For Economic Advantage, For Ideology.
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'.
One Picture Is Worth 1,000 Denials.
If We Love Our Country, We Should Also Love Our Countrymen.
If The Soviet Union Let Another Political Party Come Into Existence, They Would Still Be A One-party State, Because Everybody Would Join The Other Party.
Today We Did What We Had To Do. They Counted On America To Be Passive. They Counted Wrong.
Each Generation Goes Further Than The Generation Preceding It Because It Stands On The Shoulders Of That Generation. You Will Have Opportunities Beyond Anything We've Ever Known.
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.
There Are No Easy Answers, But There Are Simple Answers. We Must Have The Courage To Do What We Know Is Morally Right.
Government Is Like A Baby. An Alimentary Canal With A Big Appetite At One End And No Sense Of Responsibility At The Other.
We Should Measure Welfare's Success By How Many People Leave Welfare, Not By How Many Are Added.
Republicans Believe Every Day Is The Fourth Of July, But The Democrats Believe Every Day Is April 15.
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.
When You Can't Make Them See The Light, Make Them Feel The Heat.
We Will Always Remember. We Will Always Be Proud. We Will Always Be Prepared, So We Will Always Be Free.
The Trouble With Our Liberal Friends Is Not That They're Ignorant; It's Just That They Know So Much That Isn't So.
A Tree's A Tree. How Many More Do You Need To Look At?
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.
Freedom Prospers When Religion Is Vibrant And The Rule Of Law Under God Is Acknowledged.
Welfare's Purpose Should Be To Eliminate, As Far As Possible, The Need For Its Own Existence.
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!
The Taxpayer - That's Someone Who Works For The Federal Government But Doesn't Have To Take The Civil Service Examination.
Politics Is Not A Bad Profession. If You Succeed There Are Many Rewards, If You Disgrace Yourself You Can Always Write A Book.
We Can't Help Everyone, But Everyone Can Help Someone.
I Never Drink Coffee At Lunch. I Find It Keeps Me Awake For The Afternoon.
Inflation Is As Violent As A Mugger, As Frightening As An Armed Robber And As Deadly As A Hit Man.
Before I Refuse To Take Your Questions, I Have An Opening Statement.
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.
While I Take Inspiration From The Past, Like Most Americans, I Live For The Future.
You Can Tell Alot About A Fellow's Character By His Way Of Eating Jellybeans.
It's Difficult To Believe That People Are Still Starving In This Country Because Food Isn't Available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trust, But Verify.
Let Us Not Forget Who We Are. Drug Abuse Is A Repudiation Of Everything America Is.
Entrepreneurs And Their Small Enterprises Are Responsible For Almost All The Economic Growth In The United States.
Government Always Finds A Need For Whatever Money It Gets.
Life Is One Grand, Sweet Song, So Start The Music.
All Great Change In America Begins At The Dinner Table.