Ronald Reagan quotes show his patriotism and devotion to his country. His sayings are widely quotes on special occasions such as memorial day, 4th July etc.

Ronald Reagan was born on February 6, 1911 in America. He served as the 40th President of United States of America. He also worked in Hollywood before coming into politics.

He was raised in a small town of Northern Illinois. His family was not very well off. He worked as a sports announcer on different radio stations to support himself. Then He moved to Hollywood in 1937 and became an actor. Reagan was democrat until 1962 when he switched to Republican party. He unsuccessfully ran for the U.S presidency twice before winning his presidential election. He is the oldest elected U.S. president till date.

He made several political and economic reforms during his tenure. He ended the cold war going on between Soviet Union and USA. He also survived an assassination attempt. He is considered a successful president and a republican Icon.


“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

“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

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

“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

“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

“If you think you can – you can!”
Ronald Reagan

“Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.”
Ronald Reagan

“Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.”
Ronald Reagan

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

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

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
Ronald Reagan

“Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.”
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“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

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

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

“If politics were a musical, it would be “Promises, Promises”.”
Ronald Reagan

“I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.”
Ronald Reagan

“I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.”
Ronald Reagan

“Freedom is not free.”
Ronald Reagan

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“As government expands, liberty contracts.”
Ronald Reagan

“I have left orders to be awakened at any time during national emergency, even if I’m in a cabinet meeting.”
Ronald Reagan

“Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.”
Ronald Reagan

“The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.”
Ronald Reagan

“Never let the things you can’t do, stop you from doing what you can.”
Ronald Reagan

“Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.”
Ronald Reagan

“Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.”
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“Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.”
Ronald Reagan

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
Ronald Reagan

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“There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.”
Ronald Reagan

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

“Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.”
Ronald Reagan

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

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

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

“I’m no linguist, but I have been told that in the Russian language, there isn’t even a word for freedom.”
Ronald Reagan

“Facts are stupid things.”
Ronald Reagan

memorial day quotes ronald reagan“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.”
Ronald Reagan

“Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.”
Ronald Reagan

“Sometimes when I’m faced with an atheist, I am tempted to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that one could ever serve, and when we have finished eating that magnificent dinner, to ask him if he believes there’s a cook.”
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“If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.”
Ronald Reagan

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
Ronald Reagan

“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

“If you’re explaining, you’re losing.”
Ronald Reagan, The Reagan Diaries

“A picture is worth 1,000 denials.”
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

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“You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans. ”
Ronald Reagan

“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.”
Ronald Reagan

“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

“You can’t tax business. Business doesn’t pay taxes. It collects taxes.”
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“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
Ronald Reagan

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

“Fascism was really the basis for the New Deal. It was Mussolini’s success in Italy, with his government-directed economy, that led the early New Dealers to say “But Mussolini keeps the trains running on time.”
Ronald Reagan

“Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.”
Ronald Reagan

“If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen. ”
Ronald Reagan

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“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

“A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.”
Ronald Reagan

“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.”
Ronald Reagan

“No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth!”
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“Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way.”
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

“Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.”
Ronald Reagan

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

“I do not want to go back to the past; I want to go back to the past way of facing the future.”
Ronald Reagan

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“Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver 5 minutes longer.”
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

“I’ve heard that hard work never killed anyone, but I say why take the chance?”
Ronald Reagan

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

“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.”
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“A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah.”
Ronald Reagan

“Nothing lasts longer than a temporary government program.”
Ronald Reagan

“The size of the federal budget is not an appropriate barometer of social conscience or charitable concern.”
Ronald Reagan

“We are a nation that has a government–not the other way around.”
Ronald Reagan

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“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem.”
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“I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.”
Ronald Reagan

“Status quo, you know, is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in’.”
Ronald Reagan

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

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

“Life is one grand sweet song so start the music.”
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“Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is.”
Ronald Reagan

“People don’t start wars, governments do.”
Ronald Reagan

“We do not deny any nation’s legitimate interest in security. But protecting the security of one nation by robbing another of its national independence and national traditions is not legitimate. In the long run, it is not even secure.”
Ronald Reagan, The Quest for Peace, the Cause of Freedom

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

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

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

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

“Don’t be afraid to see what you see.”
Ronald Reagan

“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.”
Ronald Reagan

“I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience.”
Ronald Reagan

“I spoke to ears that refused to hear.”
Ronald Reagan, The Reagan Diaries

“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

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“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

“Government is not a solution to our problem government is the problem.”
Ronald Reagan

“It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.”
Ronald Reagan

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

“To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.”
Ronald Reagan

“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’.”
Ronald Reagan

“In this springtime of hope, some lights seem eternal; America’s is.”
Ronald Reagan

“America is, and always will be, a shining city on a hill.”
Ronald Reagan

“A tree’s a tree. How many more do you need to look at? ”
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“The future doesn’t belong to the light-hearted. It belongs to the brave.”
Ronald Reagan

“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

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

“Socialists ignore the side of man that is the spirit. They can provide you shelter, fill your belly with bacon and beans, treat you when you’re ill, all the things guaranteed to a prisoner or a slave. They don’t understand that we also dream.”
Ronald Reagan

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

“When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
Ronald Reagan

“We fought a war on poverty, and poverty won.”
Ronald Reagan

“They don’t subscribe to our sense of morality; they don’t believe in an afterlife; they don’t believe in a God or religion. And the only morality they recognize, therefore, is what will advance the cause or socialism.”
Ronald Reagan

“Trust, but verify.”
Ronald Reagan

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