05 February 2011

Ronald Reagan @ 100: Top 25 Quotes


"Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them."

"Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose."

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

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

"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program."

"I've laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about anything that happens: no matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting."

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

"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."

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

"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."

"Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, Democrats believe every day is April 15th."

"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid"

"We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent"

"Peace is not the absense of conflict; it is the ability to manage conflict by peaceful means"

"Of the four wars of my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong"

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

"How do you tell a communist? He reads Lenin and Marx. And how do you tell an anti-communist? Someone who understands Lenin and Marx."

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction; it's not something we pass along in our bloodstream. It must be fought-for, protected, and passed-along for them to do the same"

"Entrepeneurs and small businesses are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States"

"If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat"

"They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong"

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

"Recession is when your neighbor loses his job; a depression is when you lose yours"

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement..."
Reagan 100A Portrait in Courage -here-

Gipper's Greatest Hits clips -here-

Sarah Palin's keynote speech at RRC -here-

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Best president since Washington

Always On Watch said...

Linked at my site.

Bungalow Bill said...

They don't make them like Reagan anymore. This bunch of Republicans we elected in Congress are already depressing me. More power for DHS, permanent Patriot Act extension, not following through with spending cuts...

Ronnie must be rolling over in his grave today as many of these morons sing his praise.

questioningwithboldness said...

I linked this on my page as well.

Bob Mack said...

I did a post last week on the ludicrous Obama-Reagan comparisons currently being bandied about by the MSM titled "Mistaking The Horse's Ass For The Horse". America needs another thoroughbred like Mr. Reagan.

Godopunk said...

Linked! http://godopunk.blogspot.com/2011/02/ronald-reagan-100-anos.html?spref=fb

Mr.B said...

linked:

Middleoftheright.net

Antwonne Ishkabibble said...

While on active duty from 1973 to 1993, I had the distinct honor of serving under the best Commander-in-Chief of the 20th century ... Ronald Wilson Reagan. Here is my favorite quote from the Gipper:

“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.” — President Ronald W. Reagan (1911 - 2004)

Semper Fi,
a retired worn-out U.S. Marine

Reaganite Republican said...

Thanks for the links all- and thanks for your service, A.I.... much appreciated here

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