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Ronald Reagan quotes (108)

A people free to choose will always choose peace.
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A tree's a tree. How many more do you need to look at?
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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.
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All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
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All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.
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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.
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Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.
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But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.
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Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
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Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.
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Don't be afraid to see what you see.
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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.
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Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.
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Facts are stubborn things.
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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.
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Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.
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Going to college offered me the chance to play football for four more years.
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Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.
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Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
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Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
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Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
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Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
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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.
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Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.
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Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver five minutes longer.
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History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
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How can a president not be an actor?
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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.
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I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself.
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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.
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I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary.
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I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.
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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.
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I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.
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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'.
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I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.
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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.
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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.
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If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
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If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.
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Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
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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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It doesn't do good to open doors for someone who doesn't have the price to get in. If he has the price, he may not need the laws. There is no law saying the Negro has to live in Harlem or Watts.
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It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
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It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available.
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It's silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas.
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It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?
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Latinos are Republican. They just don't know it yet.
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Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.
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Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is.
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Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.
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Man is not free unless government is limited.
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Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
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My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.
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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.
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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!
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No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting.
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No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology.
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Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.
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One picture is worth 1,000 denials.
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One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.
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Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
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People do not make wars; governments do.
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Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
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Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.
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Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
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Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.
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Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.
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Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.
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Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.
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