Ronald Reagan Quotes

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

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

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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.

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To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I did not take the oath I have just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy.

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Trust, but verify.

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Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.

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There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

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The greatest security for Israel is to create new Egypts.

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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.

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There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

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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.

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The thought of being President frightens me and I do not think I want the job.

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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.

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Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.

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The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

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We should declare war on North Vietnam. We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it, and still be home by Christmas.

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The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.

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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.

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Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.

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

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Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.

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Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.

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Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.

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

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We might come closer to balancing the Budget if all of us lived closer to the Commandments and the Golden Rule.

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What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now, is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by choice.

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Violence has been Nicaragua's most important export to the world.

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We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.

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

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

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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.

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We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.

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

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We can not play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.

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We are never defeated unless we give up on God.

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

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Man is not free unless government is limited.

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Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.

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Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

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You know, if I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough, I would be convinced we're in an economic downturn and people are homeless and going without food and medical attention and that we've got to do something about the unemployed.

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Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.

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Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is.

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