WEEK 129


Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
— Ronald Reagan
We can’t help everyone, but can help someone.
— 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
Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
— 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
We are never defeated unless we give up on God.
— Ronald Reagan
The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.
— Ronald Reagan
There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
— Ronald Reagan
All great change occurs/starts at the dinner table.
— Ronald Reagan
We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.
— Ronald Reagan
Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.
— Ronald Reagan
The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.
— Ronald Reagan
Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.
— Ronald Reagan
Don’t be afraid to see what you see.
— Ronald Reagan
All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.
— Ronald Reagan
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
Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.(When Jimmy Carter loses his job, that’s called a recovery)
— 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
Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.
— Ronald Reagan
Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.
— 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
Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.
— 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
Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver five minutes longer.
— Ronald Reagan
Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
— Ronald Reagan
History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
— Ronald Reagan
Violence has been Nicaragua’s most important export to the world.
— Ronald Reagan
I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary.
— Ronald Reagan
We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.
— Ronald Reagan
The greatest security for Israel is to create new Egypts.
— Ronald Reagan
‘The most terrifying words in the English language are:I’m from the government and I’m here to help.
— Ronald Reagan
‘The taxpayer: That’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.
— Ronald Reagan