Ronald Reagan Quotes & More

Ronald Reagan quotes are an important part of American history.

Mr. Reagan was first elected as the 33rd Governor of California and then he was elected as the 40th President of the United States.

During his Presidency, Ronald Reagan pursued policies that reflected his personal belief in individual freedom,and that brought changes domestically.

His supply-side economic policies, dubbed "Reaganomics," advocated controlling the money supply to reduce inflation.

So it is no wonder that many of his quotes reflect his personal and political philosophies.

One of the things I like about these Ronald Reagan quotes is the fact that Mr. Reagan was not afraid to poke fun at himself.




Ronald Reagan Quotes

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Recession is when a neighbor loses his job.

Depression is when you lose yours.

Ronald Reagan

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The best minds are not in government.

If any were, business would steal them away.

Ronald Reagan

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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

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We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

Ronald Reagan

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There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.

Ronald Reagan

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The most terrifying words in the English language are:

I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

Ronald Reagan

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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

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The taxpayer -

- that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.

Ronald Reagan

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The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.

Ronald Reagan

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Don't be afraid to see what you see.

Ronald Reagan

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Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.

Ronald Reagan

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One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.

Ronald Reagan

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Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.

Ronald Reagan

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I never drink coffee at lunch.

I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.

Ronald Reagan

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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

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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

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We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.

Ronald Reagan

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When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.

Ronald Reagan

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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

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While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.

Ronald Reagan

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They say the world has become too complex for simple answers.

They are wrong.

Ronald Reagan

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We will always remember. We will always be proud.

We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.

Ronald Reagan

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Today we did what we had to do.

They counted on America to be passive.

They counted wrong.

Ronald Reagan

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Trust, but verify.

Ronald Reagan

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"...Strengthening values also demands a national commitment to excellence in education.

If we are to pioneer a revolution in technology, meet challenges of the space age, and preserve values of courage, responsibility, integrity, and love,

then we can't afford a generation of children hooked on cocaine and unable to read or write.

Conservatives have pointed out for years that while federal spending on education was soaring, aptitude scores were going steadily down.

Look at the case of New Hampshire.

It ranks dead last in state spending on education, but its students have the highest SAT scores among those states where at least half the students take the test.

And they've maintained that honor for more than 10 years. America's schools don't need new spending programs;

they need tougher standards, more homework, merit pay for teachers, discipline, and parents back in charge...."

Ronald Reagan

Our Noble Vision: An Opportunity for All -speech

March 2, 1984

 

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