February 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004

78 Greatest Quotes By Ronald Reagan

Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver 5 minutes longer. Ronald Reagan
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things. Ronald Reagan
Too often character assassination has replaced debate in principle here in Washington. Destroy someone's reputation, and you don't have to talk about what he stands for. Ronald Reagan
We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life--the unborn--without diminishing the value of all human life. Ronald Reagan
The national Democratic leadership is going so far left, they've left America. Don't let them bury the American dream in their graveyard of gloom and envy. Ronald Reagan
The federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government. Ronald Reagan
It's hard, when you're up to your armpits in alligators, to remember you came here to drain the swamp. Ronald Reagan
I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. Ronald Reagan
I believe the best social program is a job. Ronald Reagan
Either you will control your government, or government will control you. Ronald Reagan
Our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they're sinners can bring democracy the tolerance it requires to survive. Ronald Reagan
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
Many a man has failed because he had his wishbone where his backbone should have been. Ronald Reagan
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit. Ronald Reagan
I believe now, as I alway have, that America's strength is in 'We the People.'. Ronald Reagan
The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. Ronald Reagan
Trees, how many of 'em do we need to look at? Ronald Reagan
Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. Ronald Reagan
When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat. Ronald Reagan
I've heard that hard work never killed anyone, but I say why take the chance? Ronald Reagan
I'm not a politician by profession. I am a citizen who decided I had to be personally involved. Ronald Reagan
We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free. Ronald Reagan
Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence. Ronald Reagan
If more government is the answer, then it was a really stupid question. Ronald Reagan
Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music. Ronald Reagan
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. Ronald Reagan
Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders. Ronald Reagan
We must be cautious in claiming God is on our side. I think the real question we must answer is, are we on His side? Ronald Reagan
The key for any speaker is to establish his own point of view for the audience, so they can see the game through his eyes. Ronald Reagan
Nothing lasts longer than a temporary government program. Ronald Reagan
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves. Ronald Reagan
We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added. Ronald Reagan
If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth. Ronald Reagan
Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem. Ronald Reagan
Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong. Ronald Reagan
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. Ronald Reagan
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. Ronald Reagan
The same government that requires a taxpaying citizen to document every statement on his tax return decrees that questioning a welfare applicant demeans and humiliates him. Ronald Reagan
Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. Ronald Reagan
We are never defeated unless we give up on God. Ronald Reagan
You can’t tax business. Business doesn’t pay taxes. It collects taxes. Ronald Reagan
It seems to me that America is constantly reinventing what "America" means. Ronald Reagan
There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. Ronald Reagan
Optimism comes less easily today, not because democracy is less vigorous, but because democracy's enemies have refined their instruments of repression. Ronald Reagan
Government does not solve problems. It subsidizes them. Ronald Reagan
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book. Ronald Reagan
If not us, who? And if not now, when? Ronald Reagan
Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. Ronald Reagan
Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing. Ronald Reagan
Government is never more dangerous than when our desire to have it help us blinds us to its great power to harm us. Ronald Reagan
Terrorism is the preferred weapon of weak and evil men. Ronald Reagan
If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen. Ronald Reagan
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face. Ronald Reagan