70 Famous quotes and sayings by Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan was a state leader, politician, and actor. He was also the 40th United States of America President from 1981 to 1989. May these Ronald Reagan quotes on leadership, freedom, and government give you insights from his ideals that will benefit your life.

Famous quotes and sayings by Ronald Reagan
1. “Never let the things you can't do, stop you from doing what you can.” – Ronald Reagan

2. “Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” – Ronald Reagan

3. “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

4. “I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.” – Ronald Reagan

5. “We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan

6. “While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.” – Ronald Reagan

7. “If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.” – Ronald Reagan

8. “There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” – Ronald Reagan

9. “Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.” – Ronald Reagan
Famous quotes and sayings by Ronald Reagan
10. “There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.” – Ronald Reagan

11. “If there's one observation that rings true in today's changing world, it is that freedom and peace go hand in hand.” – Ronald Reagan

12. “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.” – Ronald Reagan

13. “Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.” – Ronald Reagan

14. “A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.” – Ronald Reagan
Famous quotes and sayings by Ronald Reagan
15. “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

16. “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.” – Ronald Reagan

17. “Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.” – Ronald Reagan

18. “We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.” – Ronald Reagan

19. “Government is not a solution to our problem. Government is the problem.” – Ronald Reagan
Famous quotes and sayings by Ronald Reagan
20. “Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver five minutes longer.” – Ronald Reagan

21. “Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.” – Ronald Reagan

22. “My philosophy of life is that if we make up our minds on what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose. Somehow we win out.” – Ronald Reagan

23. “The future doesn't belong to the light-hearted. It belongs to the brave.” – Ronald Reagan

24. “When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” – Ronald Reagan
Famous quotes and sayings by Ronald Reagan
25. “The struggle now going on for the world will never be decided by bombs or rockets, by armies or military might. The real crisis we face today is a spiritual one; at root, it is a test of moral will and faith.” – Ronald Reagan

26. “I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.” – Ronald Reagan

27. “America is too great for small dreams.” – Ronald Reagan

28. “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

29. “The federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government.” – Ronald Reagan

30. “Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.” – Ronald Reagan

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31. “Don't be afraid to see what you see.” – Ronald Reagan

32. “Our natural, inalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation from government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment.” – Ronald Reagan

33. “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

34. “Life is one grand sweet song so start the music.” – Ronald Reagan

35. “Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way.” – Ronald Reagan

36. “I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” – Ronald Reagan

37. “Government does not solve problems. It subsidizes them.” – Ronald Reagan

38. “Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.” – Ronald Reagan

39. “Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.” – Ronald Reagan

40. “Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” – Ronald Reagan

41. “I've always believed that a lot of the trouble in the world would disappear if we were talking to each other instead of about each other.” – Ronald Reagan

42. “Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it.” – Ronald Reagan

43. “If more government is the answer, then it was a really stupid question.” – Ronald Reagan

44. “All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” – Ronald Reagan

45. “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem. It isn't so much that liberals are ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so.” – Ronald Reagan

46. “A people free to choose will always choose peace.” – Ronald Reagan

47. “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.” – Ronald Reagan

48. “There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.” – Ronald Reagan

49. “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

50. “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

51. “Here you discover that so long as books are kept open, then minds can never be closed.” – Ronald Reagan

52. “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

53. “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

54. “As government expands, liberty contracts.” – Ronald Reagan

55. “If history teaches anything, it teaches that self-delusion in the face of unpleasant facts is folly.” – Ronald Reagan

56. “America was founded by people who believe that God was their rock of safety.” – Ronald Reagan

57. “Morality in the long run aligned with strategy.” – Ronald Reagan

58. “You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery.” – Ronald Reagan

59. “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

60. “I don’t believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing.” – Ronald Reagan

61. “We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.” – Ronald Reagan

62. “I cannot and will not stand by and see this great country destroy itself.” – Ronald Reagan

63. “America will never be whole as long as the right to life granted by our Creator is denied to the unborn.” – Ronald Reagan

64. “There are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified top secret.” – Ronald Reagan

65. “There can be no freedom without order, and there is no order without virtue.” – Ronald Reagan

66. “As I have often said, governments don’t produce economic growth, people do.” – Ronald Reagan

67. “History is made by men and women of vision and courage. Tonight freedom is on the march.” – Ronald Reagan

68. “For years, I’ve heard the question: How could an actor be president? I’ve sometimes wondered how you could be president and not be an actor.” – Ronald Reagan

69. “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

70. “There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” – Ronald Reagan

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