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

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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.


I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.

Ronald Reagan quote Freedom prospers when religion is vibran

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


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

Ronald Reagan quote The government's first duty is to protec

The government's first duty is to protect the people.


If more government is the answer, then it was a really stupid question.


Because you won't get gun control by disarming law abiding citizens.

There's only one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up, and if you don't actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time.


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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 quote We should measure welfare's success, by

We should measure welfare's success, by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.


I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.


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


Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.

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Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.


There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.


Too often character assassination has replaced debate in principle here in Washington. Destroy someone's reputation, and you don't have to talk about what he stands for.


The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things.

He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.


About Ronald Reagan

Quotes 1059 sayings
Nationality American
Profession President
Birthday February 6, 1911

A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.


Now back in 1927 an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program.


Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.


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


It's hard, when you're up to your armpits in alligators, to remember you came here to drain the swamp.


Without God, there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience.

.. without God, there is a coarsening of the society; without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.


There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.


When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.


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


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


To those who cite the first amendment as reason for excluding God from more and more of our institutions and everyday life, may I just say: The first amendment of the Constitution was not written to protect the people of this country from religious values; it was written to protect religious values from government tyranny.


Extreme taxation, excessive controls, oppressive government competition with business, frustrated minorities and forgotten Americans are not the products of free enterprise. They are the residue of centralized bureaucracy, of government by a self-anointed elite.


We must be cautious in claiming God is on our side.

I think the real question we must answer is, are we on His side?


The future doesn't belong to the light-hearted. It belongs to the brave.


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.


Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.


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.


We must never remain silent in the face of bigotry.

We must condemn those who seek to divide us. In all quarters and at all times, we must teach tolerance and denounce racism, anti-Semitism and all ethnic or religious bigotry wherever they exist as unacceptable evils. We have no place for haters in America -- none, whatsoever.


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


We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.


I do not believe in taking away the right of the citizen for sporting, for hunting and so forth, or for home defense. But I do believe that an AK-47, a machine gun, is not a sporting weapon or needed for defense of a home.


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


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.


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


Terrorism is the preferred weapon of weak and evil men.


The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they're ignorant;

it's just that they know so much that isn't so.


We're Americans, and we have a rendezvous with destiny .

. . No people who have ever lived on this earth have fought harder, paid a higher price for freedom, or done more to advance the dignity of man than Americans.


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.


All great change in America begins at the dinner table.


Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.


Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!


Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.


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.


I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign.

I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience.


Violence has been Nicaragua's most important export to the world.


Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference.

The Marines don't have that problem.


Of the many influences that have shaped the United States into a distinctive nation and people, none may be said to be more fundamental and enduring than the Bible.