Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.

Facts are stupid things.

Where would this country be without this great land of ours?

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

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.

The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas-a trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated.

I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.

I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there?s purpose and worth to each and every life.

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

Coersion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.

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

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.

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

The thought of being President frightens me and I do not think I want the job.

History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.

I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead.

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.