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American actor and politician, Birth: 6-2-1911 Ronald Reagan Quotes
We must never remain silent in the face of bigotry. We must condemn those who seek to divide us. In all quarters and at all times, we must teach tolerance and denounce racism, anti-Semitism and all ethnic or religious bigotry wherever they exist as unacceptable evils. We have no place for haters in America -- none, whatsoever.
Ronald Reagan

Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Ronald Reagan

Exist frugally, adore bountifully, nurture profoundly, converse amiably, entrust the remainder to Divinity.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
Ronald Reagan

There is no end to the beneficial deeds you can accomplish if you are not concerned with who receives recognition.
Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem. ... Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. 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. If it stops moving, subsidize it. ... The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.
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

The preeminent leader is not necessarily the one who achieves the most remarkable feats. Rather, it is the one that motivates others to reach unparalleled heights.
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A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Ronald Reagan

A state lacking jurisdiction over its boundaries is not an independent nation.
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

We must repudiate the notion that society is to blame whenever a regulation is violated, rather than the transgressor. It is time to re-establish the American belief that each person shall assume responsibility for their deeds.
Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.
Ronald Reagan

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If more government is the answer, then it was a really stupid question.
Ronald Reagan

If increased state intervention is the solution, then the inquiry was ill-conceived.
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.
Ronald Reagan

'Liberty is never assured for eternity. We cannot bequeath it to our progeny through heredity. It must be earned, defended, and passed on for them to continue the fight.'
It's not that liberals aren't smart, it's just that so much of what they know isn't so
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'Liberals may be intelligent, but much of their knowledge is misguided.'
Because you won't get gun control by disarming law abiding citizens. There's only one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up, and if you don't actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time.
Ronald Reagan

I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.
Ronald Reagan

I have pondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have resembled had Moses presented them to the United States Legislature.
I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.
Ronald Reagan

'It appears to me that everyone who advocates for abortion has already experienced birth.'
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
Ronald Reagan

If we ever forget our allegiance to God, then we will be a nation doomed.
Too often character assassination has replaced debate in principle here in Washington. Destroy someone's reputation, and you don't have to talk about what he stands for.
Ronald Reagan

Discreditment and defamatory talk have supplanted argumentation on the fundamentals here in Washington. Malign someone's character, and you don't have to address what he stands for.
I received a letter just before I left office from a man. I don't know why he chose to write it, but I'm glad he did. He wrote that you can go to live in France, but you can't become a Frenchman. You can go to live in Germany or Italy, but you can't become a German, an Italian. He went through Turkey, Greece, Japan and other countries. But he said anyone, from any corner of the world, can come to live in the United States and become an American.
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Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.
Ronald Reagan

'When the good stand firm, wickedness is powerless.'
It's hard, when you're up to your armpits in alligators, to remember you came here to drain the swamp.
Ronald Reagan

It's difficult, when you are neck-deep in difficulties, to recall that you were here to solve the problem.
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

Government is analogous to an infant: possessing a ravenous appetite at one end and lacking accountability at the other.
Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.
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Republicans think daily is a celebration, but democrats regard it as tax day.
To those who cite the first amendment as reason for excluding God from more and more of our institutions and everyday life, may I just say: The first amendment of the Constitution was not written to protect the people of this country from religious values; it was written to protect religious values from government tyranny.
Ronald Reagan

We must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in 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. It is a weapon that we as Americans do have. Let that be understood by those who practice terrorism and prey upon their neighbors. As for the enemies of freedom, those who are potential adversaries, they will be reminded that peace is the highest aspiration of the American people. We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it; We will not surrender for it, now or ever. We are Americans.
Ronald Reagan

Extreme taxation, excessive controls, oppressive government competition with business, frustrated minorities and forgotten Americans are not the products of free enterprise. They are the residue of centralized bureaucracy, of government by a self-anointed elite.
Ronald Reagan

Now back in 1927 an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program.
Ronald Reagan

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

We must be cautious in claiming God is on our side. I think the real question we must answer is, are we on His side?
Ronald Reagan

The future doesn't belong to the light-hearted. It belongs to the brave.
Ronald Reagan

The destiny of tomorrow is not for the faint-hearted; it lies with the courageous.
Without God, there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience... without God, there is a coarsening of the society; without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.
Ronald Reagan

Without a Higher Power, there is no morality as there is no motivating of the ethical compass... without a Supreme Being, our culture will become debased; without spiritual guidance, democracy will not be able to last.
There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.
Ronald Reagan

The greatest joy for a man is to approach his home after a long day, eagerly anticipating the sound of his arrival.
Either you will control your government, or government will control you.
Ronald Reagan

You must either dominate your administration, or be dominated by it.
When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.
Ronald Reagan

When you can't make them understand, provoke their ire.
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
Ronald Reagan

Within the pages of the Bible lie the solutions to all of humanity's difficulties.
In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden.
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

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

I am confident that humanity is kind and benevolent. I believe in the ultimate victory of justice, and that all lives possess intrinsic value.
We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
Ronald Reagan

'Not everyone can be saved, but each of us can still lend a helping hand.'
I believe now, as I alway have, that America's strength is in 'We the People.'
Ronald Reagan

I stand by the conviction that America's power lies in its citizens.
Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
Ronald Reagan

Harmony is not lack of discord, it is the capacity to grapple with disagreement through calm means.
The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally - not a 20 percent traitor.
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The individual who is in accord with you for the majority of the time is an associate and a supporter - not a minor opponent.
And let us never forget that in honoring our flag, we honor the American men and women who have courageously fought and died for it over the last 200 years, patriots who set an ideal above any consideration of self. Our flag flies free today because of their sacrifice.
Ronald Reagan

I do not believe in taking away the right of the citizen for sporting, for hunting and so forth, or for home defense. But I do believe that an AK-47, a machine gun, is not a sporting weapon or needed for defense of a home.
Ronald Reagan

The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we - in a less final, less heroic way - be willing to give of ourselves.
Ronald Reagan

We in the United States, above all, must remember that lesson, for we were founded as a nation of openness to people of all beliefs. And so we must remain. Our very unity has been strengthened by our pluralism. We establish no religion in this country, we command no worship, we mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are, and must remain, separate. All are free to believe or not believe, all are free to practice a faith or not, and those who believe are free, and should be free, to speak of and act on their belief.
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

Terrorism is the preferred weapon of weak and evil men.
Ronald Reagan

A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah.
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The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.
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We're Americans, and we have a rendezvous with destiny . . . No people who have ever lived on this earth have fought harder, paid a higher price for freedom, or done more to advance the dignity of man than Americans.
Ronald Reagan

Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.
Ronald Reagan