Ronald Reagan Quotes


200 Ronald Reagan quotes:



"I'm not smart enough to lie"
"To grasp and hold a vision, that is the very essence of successful leadership - not only on the movie set where I learned it, but everywhere."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Leadership Quotes
"I made a speech by that title [A Time for Choosing] in 1964. I said, "We've been told increasingly that we must choose between left or right." But we're still using those terms -- left or right. And I'll repeat what I said then in '64. "There is no left or right. There's only an up or down": up to the ultimate in individual freedom, consistent with an orderly society -- or down to the totalitarianism of the ant heap. And those today who, however good their intentions, tell us that we should trade freedom for security are on that downward path."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Speech Quotes
"Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! (Speech near the Berlin Wall, 1987)"
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Speech Quotes
"Draft registration destroys the very values that our society is committed to defending."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Society Quotes
"An economist is someone who sees something that works in practice and wonders if it would work in theory."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Practice Quotes
"I've often wondered, what if all of us in the world discovered that we were threatened by a greater power from outer space from another planet -- wouldn't we all of a sudden find that we didn't have any differences between us at all?"
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Power Quotes
"Governments tend not to solve problems, only rearrange them"
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Problems Quotes
"This law gives you the power to seek the release of Wallenberg, ... The law makes no distinction between honorary and other citizens."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Law Quotes
"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."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Patriotism Quotes
"If all of this seems like a great deal of trouble, think what's at stake. We are faced with the most evil enemy mankind has known in his long climb from the swamp to the stars. There can be no security anywhere in the free world if there is no fiscal and economic stability within the United States. Those who ask us to trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state are architects of a policy of accommodation."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Patriotism Quotes
"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Patriotism Quotes
"The Democrats say that the United States has had its days in the sun, that our nation has passed its zenith. My fellow citizens, I utterly reject that view."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Patriotism Quotes
"The years ahead will be great ones for our country, for the cause of freedom and the spread of civilization. The West will not contain Communism; it will transcend Communism. We will not bother to denounce it, we'll dismiss it as a sad, bizarre chapter in human history whose last pages are even now being written."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Patriotism Quotes
"I hope the people on Wall Street will pay attention to the people on Main Street. If they do, they will see there is a rising tide of confidence in the future of America."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Patriotism Quotes
"I, in my own mind, have always thought of America as a place in the divine scheme of things that was set aside as a promised land. It was set here and the price of admission was very simple: the means of selection was very simple as to how this land should be populated. Any place in the world and any person from those places; any person with the courage, with the desire to tear up their roots, to strive for freedom, to attempt and dare to live in a strange and foreign place, to travel halfway across the world was welcome here."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Patriotism Quotes
"The poet called Miss Liberty's torch 'the lamp beside the golden door.' Well, that was the entrance to America, and it still is. And now you really know why we're here tonight. The glistening hope of that lamp is still ours. Every promise, every opportunity, is still golden in this land. And through that golden door our children can walk into tomorrow with the knowledge that no one can be denied the promise that is America. Her heart is full; her torch is still golden, her future bright. She has arms big enough to comfort and strong enough to support, for the strength in her arms is the strength of her people. She will carry on in the '80s unafraid, unashamed, and unsurpassed. In this springtime of hope, some lights seem eternal; America's is."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Patriotism Quotes
"General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Peace Quotes
"Being free and prosperous in a world at peace. That's our ultimate goal."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Peace Quotes
"Let us resolve that we will stop spreading dependency and start spreading opportunity; that we will stop spreading bondage and start spreading freedom."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Opportunity Quotes



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