40 Memorable Quotes by Ronald Reagan

Best Ronald Reagan Quotes

Ronald Reagan was an actor and politician form America. He was the 40th president of United States, before being president he has been the 33rd Governor of California. Here are some of his popular quotes listed.

Ronald Reagan Quotes

  1. “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” – Ronald Reagan
  2. “The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.” – Ronald Reagan
  3. “A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah.” – Ronald Reagan
  4. “One way to make sure crime doesn’t pay would be to let the government run it.” – Ronald Reagan
  5. “A taxpayer is someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take a civil-service exam.” – Ronald Reagan
  6. “Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.” – Ronald Reagan
  7. “I want you to know also I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent’s youth and inexperience.” – Ronald Reagan
  8. “Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.” – Ronald Reagan
  9. “There you go again.” – Ronald Reagan
  10. “I am paying for this microphone…!” – Ronald Reagan
  11. “I hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” – Ronald Reagan
  12. “If you’re explaining, you’re losing.” – Ronald Reagan
  13. “I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I’m in a cabinet meeting.” – Ronald Reagan
  14. “One legislator accused me of having a nineteenth-century attitude on law and order. That is a totally false charge. I have an eighteenth-century attitude. That is when the Founding Fathers made it clear that the safety of law-abiding citizens should be one of the government’s primary concerns.” – Ronald Reagan
  15. “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
  16. “Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.’ And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.” – Ronald Reagan
  17. “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.” – Ronald Reagan
  18. “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” – Ronald Reagan
  19. “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.” – Ronald Reagan
  20. “The ultimate determinate in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas – a trial of spiritual resolve; the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideas to which we are dedicated.” – Ronald Reagan
  21. “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.” – Ronald Reagan
  22. “A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.” – Ronald Reagan
  23. “We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them — this morning, as they prepared for their journey, and waved good-bye, and ‘slipped the surly bonds of earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.’” – Ronald Reagan
  24. “Trust, but verify.” – Ronald Reagan
  25. “I hope you’re all Republicans.” – Ronald Reagan
  26. “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
  27. “My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.” – Ronald Reagan
  28. “Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.” – Ronald Reagan
  29. “History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.” – Ronald Reagan
  30. “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
  31. “Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.” – Ronald Reagan
  32. “The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them mercy on this beachhead or the next. It was the deep knowledge — and pray to God we have not lost it — that there is a profound moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest.” – Ronald Reagan
  33. “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” – Ronald Reagan
  34. “Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” – Ronald Reagan
  35. “Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.” – Ronald Reagan
  36. “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, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” – Ronald Reagan
  37. “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.” – Ronald Reagan
  38. “Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?” – Ronald Reagan
  39. “We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.” – Ronald Reagan
  40. “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.” – Ronald Reagan

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