Ronald Reagan Quotes

Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.

Ronald Reagan

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

Ronald Reagan

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.

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History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.

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Poverty is a career for lot's of well paid people

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Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.

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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.

Ronald Reagan

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 government himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?

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Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself

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No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size

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Government does not tax to get the money it needs; government always finds a need for the money it gets

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I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast.

Ronald Reagan

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

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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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Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere

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In opening our hearts, we hope this might promote greater awareness of this condition. Perhaps it will encourage a clearer understanding of the individuals and families who are affected by it.

Ronald Reagan
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