Ronald Reagan Quotes

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Ronald Reagan Quotes

With all this talk about the supposed strain in relations [with the Soviet Union], there is an inference that somehow it is our fault. But we didnt kill Russian civilians by shooting down a civilian airplane. We didnt attempt to conquer an adjacent country to ours. We didnt walk out on negotiations and refuse to give a date for when we would resume.
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The miracle of life is given by One greater than ourselves, but once given, each life is ours to nurture and preserve, to foster, not only for today's world but for a better one to come. There is no purpose more noble than for us to sustain and celebrate life in a turbulent world, and that is what we must do now. We have no higher duty, no greater cause as humans. Life and the preservation of freedom to live it in dignity is what we are on this Earth to do. Everything we work to achieve must seek that end so that some day our prime ministers, our premiers, our presidents, and our general secretaries will talk not of war and peace, but only of peace.

— Ronald Reagan

I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.

— Ronald Reagan

Morality in the long run aligned with strategy.

— Ronald Reagan

The full consequences of a default or even the serious prospect of default by the United States are impossible to predict and awesome to contemplate. Denigration of the full faith and credit of the United States would have substantial effects on the domestic financial markets and on the value of the dollar in exchange markets. The Nation can ill afford to allow such a result. The risks, the cost, the disruptions, and the incalculable damage lead me to but one conclusion: the Senate must pass this legislation before the Congress adjourns.

— Ronald Reagan

Freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few, but the universal right of all God's children.

— Ronald Reagan

I notice that all of the people who support abortion are already born.

— Ronald Reagan

Together, we'll build a far better future for America
a future of growth, opportunity, and security, anchored by the values of a people who are confident, compassionate, and whose heart is good.

— Ronald Reagan

The American Petroleum Institute filed suit against the EPA [and] charged that the agency was suppressing a scientific study for fear it might be misinterpreted ... The suppressed study reveals that 80 percent of air pollution comes not from chimneys and auto exhaust pipes, but from plants and trees.

— Ronald Reagan

You'd be surprised how much being a good actor pays off.

— Ronald Reagan

Excellence does not begin in Washington.

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It should be the right of the individual to decide whether he wants to belong to a union.

— Ronald Reagan

Have we the courage and the will to face up to the immorality and discrimination of the progressive tax, and demand a return to traditional proportionate taxation? ... Today in our country the tax collector's share is 37 cents of every dollar earned. Freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp.

— Ronald Reagan

I am not a scientist.

— Ronald Reagan

To this day, America is still the abiding alternative to tyranny. This is our purpose in the world, nothing more and nothing less.

— Ronald Reagan

Today a newcomer to the state is automatically eligible for our many aid programs the moment he crosses the border.

— Ronald Reagan

How could an actor become president?

— Ronald Reagan

Well, I think there has to be some (gun) control.

— Ronald Reagan

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