Don't be afraid to see what you see.
"Ronald Wilson Reagan" was an American actor and politician. He was the List of Presidents of the United States/40th President of the United States (1981–89), and served as the List of Governors of California/33rd Governor of California (1967–75) before his presidency.
Born and raised in small towns in Illinois, Reagan graduated from Eureka College and then worked as a radio broadcaster. He moved to Hollywood in 1937, where he began a career as an actor, first in films and later in television. Reagan served as President of the Screen Actors Guild and later as a spokesman for General Electric (G.E.); his start in politics occurred during his work for G.E. Originally, he was a member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party, but due to the parties' shifting platforms during the 1950s, he switched to the Republican Party (United States)/Republican Party in 1962.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous presidents! More Ronald Reagan on Wikipedia.
Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.
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.
Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.
Facts are stupid things.
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.
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
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.
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 best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.
The 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.
There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.
"...I know it's hard when you're up to your armpits in alligators to remember you came here to drain the swamp. (February 10, 1982).
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, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.
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 supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.
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 have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.
If you're afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. The people of this country are ready to move again.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
People don't start wars, governments do.
There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
No arsenal ... is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.
Within the covers of the Bible are all the answers for all the problems men face.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'
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.
History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
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.
My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.
All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
It's surprising what you can accomplish when no one is concerned about who gets the credit.
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.
Coersion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.
You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.
Well, I would - if they realized that we - again if - if we led them back to that stalemate only because that our retaliatory power, our seconds, or strike at them after our first strike, would be so destructive that they couldn't afford it, that would hold them off.
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.
Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.
We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.
Some people go their whole life wondering if they ever made a difference. Marines don't have that problem.
Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.
Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.
Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.
Where would this country be without this great land of ours?