February 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004




"A friend of mine was invited to a costume party a short time ago. He slapped some egg on his face and went as a Liberal Economist."

"I used to say that Politics is the second oldest profession, but I have come to realize that it bears a gross similarity to the first."




Ronald Reagan Quotes and Philosophies



1984 Presidential Debate


Reagan and Mondale


Reagan Audio Quotes

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More Reagan Quotes




"Mr. President," TV reporter Sam Donaldson yelled out at

Reagan after a 1982 press conference, "In talking about the continuing recession tonight, you have blamed the mistakes of the past and you've blamed Congress.  Does any of the blame belong to you?"  Reagan responded,

"Yes, because for many years I was a Democrat."



"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."



The Democrats may remember their lines, but how quickly they forget the lessons of the past. I have witnessed five major wars in my lifetime, and I know how swiftly storm clouds can gather on a peaceful horizon. The next time a Saddam Hussein takes over Kuwait, or North Korea brandishes a nuclear weapon, will we be ready to respond? In the end, it all comes down to leadership, and that is what this country is looking for now.



They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong. There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. Winston Churchill said that "the destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits -- not animals." And he said, "There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."



It was leadership here at home that gave us strong American influence abroad, and the collapse of imperial Communism. Great nations have responsibilities to lead, and we should always be cautious of those who would lower our profile, because they might just wind up lowering our flag.



Freedom is the right to question and change the established way of doing things. It is the continuous revolution of the marketplace. It is the understanding that allows to recognize shortcomings and seek solutions.






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