(A) taxpayer is someone who has to work for the federal government without taking a civil-service test.
A hungry child knows no politics.
All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
An economist is someone who sees something happen in practice and wonders if it'd work in theory.
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.
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.
Freedom is individual- there is no 's' on the end of it. You can diminish it, but you cannot divide it and choose to keep 'some freedoms' while giving up others.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it on 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.
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.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
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.
History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
History will record that Jimmy Carter's single contribution to the republic was to fail so completely that he made possible Ronald Reagan's presidency.
I don't begrudge Ronald Reagan an occasional nap. We must understand it's not the dozing off of Ronald Reagan that causes us problems. It's what he does on those moments when he's awake.
I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary.
I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.
I never knew anything above Cs (in school).
I would just warn you that if you get in bed with the government, you'll get more than a good night's sleep.
I've known personally every president since Jack Kennedy and I can honestly say that Ronald Reagan was the worst. But, he'd have made a hell of a king.
It is time for us to realize that we're too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams.
It's quite possible to do anything, but not to put it on the leaders and the parking meters. Don't expect Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you. You have to do it yourself.
Middle age is when you're faced with two temptations and you choose the one that will get you home by nine o'clock.
Our very unity has been strengthened by our pluralism. We establish no religion in this country, we command no worship, we mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are, and must remain, separate. All are free to believe or not believe, all are free to practice a faith or not, and those who believe are free, and should be free, to speak of and act on their belief.
Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with conflict by peaceful means.
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 not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Ronald Reagan believes in the free market like some people believe in unicorns.
Ronald Reagan has held the two most demeaning jobs in the country- President of the United States and radio broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs.
Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they've made a difference to this world. Marines don't have that problem.
Sometimes the right hand doesn't know what the far-right hand is doing.
Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in.'
The battle for the mind of Ronald Reagan was like the trench warfare of World War I: never have so many fought so hard for such barren terrain.
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.
The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted. It belongs to the brave.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.'
The other day, someone told me the difference between a democracy and a people's democracy. It's the same difference between a jacket and a straitjacket.
The size of the Federal budget is not an appropriate barometer of social conscience or charitable concern.
This is exactly how the World Wide Web works: the HTML files are the pithy description on the paper tape, and your Web browser is Ronald Reagan.
Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.
We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.
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.
Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.
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 it would hold them off.
(when asked if nuclear war could be limited to tactical weapons).
What does an actor know about politics?
What kind of people do we think we are?
When cruelty is inflicted on innocent people, it discredits whatever cause.
You and I are told increasingly that we have to choose between a left or right, but I would like to suggest that there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down...
You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.
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