Ronald Reagan Quotes

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Gaffes, Jokes and Slips of the Tongue...but which is which?

In 1984, at the height of the Cold War, he said at a sound test, believing the microphone was off when, in fact, it was on

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.

He clearly had a sense of humor and was capable of stringing words together without the aid of a script or speech writer. It is therefore difficult to tell the gaffes from an impish sense of humor. Here's a couple which are clever and humorous

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.


If the Soviet Union let another political party come into existence, they would still be a one-party state, because everybody would join the other party.


Facts are stubborn things


You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.

Those two could have been said by Winnie the Pooh or Eyore


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.


I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself.


Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.


I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.


But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.


They say hard work never hurt anybody, but I figure why take the chance.


I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.


One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.


It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available.

Ronald Reagan Quotes About Government

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.

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.

Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.

Man is not free unless government is limited.

Philosophical Ronald Reagan Quotes

Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver five minutes longer.

I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life.

I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.

It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?

Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.

Ronald Reagan Quotes About War and Peace

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

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: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.

A people free to choose will always choose peace.

Above all, we must realize that 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. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.

It's silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas.

Ronald Reagan Quotes about Politics

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

Ronald Reagan Quotes About Congress

I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.

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