Ronald Reagan Quotes


200 Ronald Reagan quotes:



"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, subsidise it"
"Public servants say, always with the best of intentions, "What greater service we could render if only we had a little more money and a little more power." But the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector."
"Government is the people's business and every man, woman and child becomes a shareholder with the first penny of tax paid."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Business Quotes
"We believe faith and freedom must be our guiding stars, for they show us truth, they make us brave, give us hope, and leave us wiser than we were."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"Are you willing to spend time studying the issues, making yourself aware, and then conveying that information to family and friends? Will you resist the temptation to get a government handout for your community? Realize that the doctor's fight against socialized medicine is your fight. We can't socialize the doctors without socializing the patients. Recognize that government invasion of public power is eventually an assault upon your own business. If some among you fear taking a stand because you are afraid of reprisals from customers, clients, or even government, recognize that you are just feeding the crocodile hoping he'll eat you last. (October 27, 1964)"
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Family Quotes
"I was raised to believe that God has a plan for everyone and that seemingly random twists of fate are all a part of His plan."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Fate Quotes Religion Quotes
"It's time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by the Founding Fathers. James Madison said, "We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government." This idea that government was beholden to the people, that it had no other source of power, is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man. This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves. (October 27, 1964)"
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Fathers Quotes
"My belief has always been . . . that wherever in this land any individual's constitutional rights are being unjustly denied, it is the obligation of the federal government -- at point of bayonet if necessary -- to restore that individual's constitutional rights."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"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."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Community Quotes
"Common sense told us that when you put a big tax on something, the people will produce less of it. So we cut the people's tax rates, and the people produced more than ever before."
"Our forbearance should never be misunderstood. Our reluctance for conflict should not be misjudged as a failure of will. When action is required to preserve our national security, we will act."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"Without God there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience,...without God democracy will not and cannot long endure."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Conscience Quotes
"without God, there is no virtue because there's no prompting of the conscience. And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Conscience Quotes
"Summer's here, temperatures are rising and tempers will really rise if Congress doesn't pass an energy bill,"
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Congress Quotes
"Cures were developed for which there were no known diseases. (Commenting on Congress and the federal budget, 1981)"
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Congress Quotes
"Our Constitution is to be celebrated not for being old, but for being young."
"The Founding Fathers knew a government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a time for choosing. (October 27, 1964)"
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Control Quotes
"Governments don't control things. A government can't control the economy without controlling people."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Control Quotes
"The march of freedom and democracy . . . will leave Marxism-Leninism on the ash heap of history as it has left other tyrannies which stifle the freedom and muzzle the self-expression of the people."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"Democracy is not a fragile flower; still it needs cultivating."
Author: Reagan Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes



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