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We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

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.

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.

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

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

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.

When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.

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.

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.

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

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

We are never defeated unless we give up on God.

We are never defeated unless we give up on God.

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect. ---->>>

Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.

Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.

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

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

My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out. ---->>>

We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added. ---->>>

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.

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.

Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out. ---->>>

Trust, but verify.

Trust, but verify.

We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free. ---->>>

There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon. ---->>>

Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem. ---->>>

Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources. ---->>>

The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.

The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.

I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.

While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.

While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.

A people free to choose will always choose peace.

A people free to choose will always choose peace.

All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk. ---->>>

Man is not free unless government is limited.

Man is not free unless government is limited.

One picture is worth 1,000 denials.

One picture is worth 1,000 denials.

Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15. ---->>>

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

Don't be afraid to see what you see.

Don't be afraid to see what you see.

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves. ---->>>

If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.

If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.

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'. ---->>>

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

Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.

Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.

Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'. ---->>>

To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last - but eat you he will. ---->>>

Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders. ---->>>

I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress. ---->>>

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

Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.

Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.

Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. ---->>>

We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country. ---->>>

Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.

Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.

Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver five minutes longer. ---->>>

Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music. ---->>>

The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so. ---->>>

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. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.

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. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.

Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

If the Soviet Union let another political party come into existence, they would still be a one-party state, because everybody would join the other party. ---->>>

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.

We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child. ---->>>

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

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

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.

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.

Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong. ---->>>

You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.

You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.

It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?

It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?

Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong. ---->>>

We should declare war on North Vietnam. We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it, and still be home by Christmas.

We should declare war on North Vietnam. We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it, and still be home by Christmas.

Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is. ---->>>

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty. ---->>>

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.

Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. ---->>>

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.

Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.

Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.

Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.

Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.

People do not make wars; governments do. ---->>>

It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available.

It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available.

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, you might say, by choice. ---->>>

We might come closer to balancing the Budget if all of us lived closer to the Commandments and the Golden Rule. ---->>>

But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret. ---->>>

I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. ---->>>

History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap. ---->>>

We can not play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent. ---->>>

Violence has been Nicaragua's most important export to the world. ---->>>

You know, if I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough, I would be convinced we're in an economic downturn and people are homeless and going without food and medical attention and that we've got to do something about the unemployed.

You know, if I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough, I would be convinced we're in an economic downturn and people are homeless and going without food and medical attention and that we've got to do something about the unemployed.

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!

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!

Latinos are Republican. They just don't know it yet. ---->>>

One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.

One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.

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

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

Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing. ---->>>

Facts are stubborn things.

Facts are stubborn things.

No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology. ---->>>

A tree's a tree. How many more do you need to look at? ---->>>

The greatest security for Israel is to create new Egypts. ---->>>

How can a president not be an actor? ---->>>

Going to college offered me the chance to play football for four more years. ---->>>

They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong. ---->>>

No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting. ---->>>

Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.

Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.

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

It's silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas.

It's silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas.

To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I did not take the oath I have just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy. ---->>>

If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn't be here. It'd still be waiting for an environmental impact statement.

If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn't be here. It'd still be waiting for an environmental impact statement.

It doesn't do good to open doors for someone who doesn't have the price to get in. If he has the price, he may not need the laws. There is no law saying the Negro has to live in Harlem or Watts. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-06, 1911
Birthplace:
Die: 06-05, 2004
Occupation: President
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Ronald Wilson Reagan (; February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Before his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California, from 1967 to 1975, after a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader (wikipedia)