28 Packaged Quotes From Ronald Reagan That Will Stimulate You


Ronald Reagan is either demonized or idolized. He was the 40th President of the United States. As a sitting president, his approval rating was never higher than 70%, but his popularity has surged since he left office. Reagan opposed affirmative action policies, was the first president to have divorced, but he knew how to play the media. And he was said to be a pure patriot.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
I have only one thing to say to the tax increasers: Go ahead, make my day.
Facts are stupid things.
Trees cause more pollution than automobiles.
All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.
“Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards. If you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.
A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah.
When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.
We are trying to get unemployment to go up, and I think we’re going to succeed.
I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.
A taxpayer is someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take a civil-service exam.
Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
If you’re explaining, you’re losing.
One picture is worth 1,000 denials.
I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.
Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, you coast for awhile, you have a hell of a closing.
What we have found in this country, and maybe we’re more aware of it now, is one problem that we’ve had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless who are homeless, you might say, by choice.
Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.
Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.
Trust, but verify.
Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.
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.
Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.
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.
History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?
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.