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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
  

  We in government should learn to look at our country with the eyes of the entrepreneur, seeing possibilities where others see only problems.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I am in a cabinet meeting.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  As government expands, liberty contracts.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

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

  A people free to choose will always choose peace.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Sometimes when I am 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.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I am from the government and I am here to help.  
 -  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
  

  America is too great for small dreams.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  How do you tell a communist? Well, it is someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It is someone who understands Marx and Lenin.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  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
  

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

  I have noticed everyone who is for abortion has already been born.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

  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
  

  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.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Since I came to the White House, I have gotten two hearing aids, had a colon operation, a prostate operation, skin cancer, and I have been shot... damn thing is, I have never felt better.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

  The other day, someone told me the difference between a democracy and a people's democracy. It is the same difference between a jacket and a straitjacket.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Make no mistake, abortion-on-demand is not a right granted by the Constitution. No serious scholar, including one disposed to agree with the Court's result, has argued that the framers of the Constitution intended to create such a right.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  When you cant make them see the light, make them feel the heat.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Liberals fought poverty and poverty won.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

  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.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  If politics were a musical, it would be 'Promises, Promises.'  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Some men feel their masculinity can only be proven if they play out in their own life all the locker-room stories, smugly confident that what a wife doesnt know won't hurt her. The truth is, somehow, way down inside, without her ever finding lipstick on the collar or catching a man in the flimsy excuse of where he was till three AM, a wife does know, and with that knowing, some of the magic of this relationship disappears. There are more men griping about marriage who kicked the whole thing away themselves than there can ever be wives deserving of blame.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

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

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

  The defense policy of the United States is based on a simple premise: The United States does not start fights. We will never be an aggressor. We maintain our strength in order to deter and defend against aggression - to preserve freedom and peace.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  I have only one thing to say to the tax increasers. Go ahead - make my day.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  People dont start wars, governments do.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Trust, but verify.  
 -  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
  

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

  Life is one grand sweet song so start the music.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  I have heard that hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?  
 -  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.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you dont care who gets the credit.  
 -  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
  

  One picture is worth 1,000 denials.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  We cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide. My Administration is dedicated to the preservation of America as a free land, and there is no cause more important for preserving that freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  How can a president not be an actor?  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

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

  You and I, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited period of time. Why, then, should we think that collectively, as a nation, we're not bound by that same limitation? We must act today in order to preserve tomorrow.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  One legislator accused me of having a nineteenth-century attitude on law and order. That is a totally false charge. I have an eighteenth-century attitude. That is when the Founding Fathers made it clear that the safety of law-abiding citizens should be one of the government's primary concerns.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  A leader, once convinced a particular course of action is the right one, must have the determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going gets rough.  
 -  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
  

  Diplomacy, of course, is a subtle and nuanced craft, so much so that it is said that when the most wily diplomat of the nineteenth century passed away, other diplomats asked, on reports of his death, 'What do you suppose the old fox meant by that?'  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  The future doesnt belong to the fainthearted, it belongs to the brave.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  We must all educate ourselves to the reality of the horrors taking place. Doctors today know that unborn children can feel a touch within the womb and that they respond to pain.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

  I am convinced that today the majority of Americans want what those first Americans wanted: A better life for themselves and their children; a minimum of government authority. Very simply, they want to be left alone in peace and safety to take care of the family by earning an honest dollar and putting away some savings. This may not sound too exciting, but there is something magnificent about it.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  I am no linguist, but I have been told that in the Russian language, there isn't even a word for freedom.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  There is an old law of physics that you can only get out of a thing as much as you put in it. The man who puts into the marriage only half of what he owns will get that out.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Approximately 80 percent 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.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

  We dont have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  It is 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.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

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

  For many years now, you and I have been shushed like children and told there are no simple answers to the complex problems which are beyond our comprehension. Well, the truth is, there are simple answers, they just are not easy ones.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally - not a 20 percent traitor.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

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

  The smoke from burning marijuana contains many more cancer-causing substances than tobacco. And if that isn't enough it leads to bronchitis and emphysema. If adults want to take such chances that is their business. But surely the communications media... should let four million youngsters know what they are risking.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

  Recognizing the equality of all men and women, we are willing and able to lift the weak, cradle those who hurt, and nurture the bonds that tie us together as one nation under God.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Government does not solve problems. It subsidizes them.  
 -  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
  

  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.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Trees cause more pollution than automobiles.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.  
 -  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
  

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

  Abraham Lincoln freed the black man. In many ways, Dr. King freed the white man. How did he accomplish this tremendous feat? Where others, white and black, preached hatred, he taught the principles of love and nonviolence.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Never let the things you cant do, stop you from doing what you can.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  We in government should learn to look at our country with the eyes of the entrepreneur, seeing possibilities where others see only problems.  
 -  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
  

  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.  
 -  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. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have. It is a weapon that we as Americans do have. Let that be understood by those who practice terrorism and prey upon their neighbors.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  It is 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.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  It is time for us to realize that we're too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Any man can find a twerp here and there who will go along with cheating, and it doesnt take all that much manhood. It does take quite a man to remain attractive and to be loved by a woman who has heard him snore, seen him unshaven, tended him while he was sick and washed his dirty underwear. Do that and keep her still feeling a warm glow and you will know some very beautiful music.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Cannot swords be turned to plowshares? Can we and all nations not live in peace? In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines dont have that problem.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Government is not a solution to our problem; government is the problem.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  This is not the time for political fun and games. This is the time for a new beginning. I ask you now to put aside any feelings of frustration or helplessness about our political institutions and join me in this dramatic but responsible plan to reduce the enormous burden of Federal taxation on you and your family.  
 -  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
  

  Regrettably, we live at a time when some persons do not value all human life. They want to pick and choose which individuals have value.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  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
  

  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
  

  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.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  I am not smart enough to lie.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  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
  

  In closing, let me thank you, the American people, for giving me the great honor of allowing me to serve as your president. When the Lord calls me home, whenever that day may be, I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future. 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. Thank you, my friends. May God always bless you.  
 -  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 person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally - not a 20 percent traitor.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  They say hard work never hurt anybody, but I figure why take the chance.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

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

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

  A leader, once convinced a particular course of action is the right one, must have the determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going gets rough.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  There is an old law of physics that you can only get out of a thing as much as you put in it. The man who puts into the marriage only half of what he owns will get that out.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

  The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally - not a 20 percent traitor.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

  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
  

  America is too great for small dreams.  
 -  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.  
 -  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
  

  You and I, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited period of time. Why, then, should we think that collectively, as a nation, we're not bound by that same limitation? We must act today in order to preserve tomorrow.  
 -  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.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Diplomacy, of course, is a subtle and nuanced craft, so much so that it's said that when the most wily diplomat of the nineteenth century passed away, other diplomats asked, on reports of his death, 'What do you suppose the old fox meant by that?'  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  We must all educate ourselves to the reality of the horrors taking place. Doctors today know that unborn children can feel a touch within the womb and that they respond to pain.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

  The smoke from burning marijuana contains many more cancer-causing substances than tobacco. And if that isn't enough it leads to bronchitis and emphysema. If adults want to take such chances that is their business. But surely the communications media... should let four million youngsters know what they are risking.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

  If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  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
  

  One legislator accused me of having a nineteenth-century attitude on law and order. That is a totally false charge. I have an eighteenth-century attitude. That is when the Founding Fathers made it clear that the safety of law-abiding citizens should be one of the government's primary concerns.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  I've heard that hard work never killed anyone, but I say why take the chance?  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  If politics were a musical, it would be 'Promises, Promises.'  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Life is one grand sweet song so start the music.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  If politics were a musical, it would be 'Promises, Promises.'  
 -  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
  

  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
  

  The smoke from burning marijuana contains many more cancer-causing substances than tobacco. And if that isn't enough it leads to bronchitis and emphysema. If adults want to take such chances that is their business. But surely the communications media... should let four million youngsters know what they are risking.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  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.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Middle age is when you're faced with two temptations and you choose the one that will get you home by nine o'clock.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  We will never forget them nor the last time we saw them this morning as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and 'slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God.'  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

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

  Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.  
 -  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, subsidise it.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  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.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  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.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

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

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

  I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  It is not living that matters, but living rightly.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  The unexamined life is not worth living.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  I'm not smart enough to lie.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

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

  I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

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

  I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  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.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  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
  

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

  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
  

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

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

  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.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  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.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  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
  

  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
  

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

  My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Be as you wish to seem.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  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.  
 -  Ronald Reagan