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Ronald Reagan @ 100: Top 25 Quotes
Reaganite Republican ^ | February 05, 2011 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 02/05/2011 8:23:54 AM PST by Reaganite Republican


"Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them."

"Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose."

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." 

"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."

"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program."

"I've laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about anything that happens: no matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting."

"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."

"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."

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book."

"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

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

"Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, Democrats believe every day is April 15th."

"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid"

"We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent"

"Peace is not the absense of conflict; it is the ability to manage conflict by peaceful means"

"Of the four wars of my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong"

"If the Soviet Union ever let another political party come into existence, they would still be a one-party state... because everbody would join the other party"

"How do you tell a communist? He reads Lenin and Marx. And how do you tell an anti-communist? Someone who understands Lenin and Marx."

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction; it's not something we pass along in our bloodstream. It must be fought-for, protected, and passed-along for them to do the same"

"Entrepeneurs and small businesses are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States"

"If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat"

"They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong"

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

"Recession is when your neighbor loses his job; a depression is when you lose yours"

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement..."

BrainyQuote   The Quotations Page

Reagan 100A Portrait in Courage -here-

Gipper's Greatest Hits clips -here-

Sarah Palin's keynote speech at RRC -here-


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: 100; quotes; reagan
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To: Bigun

New Tag line


21 posted on 02/05/2011 9:23:58 AM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Reaganite Republican

Thanks so much for this post!

The world could surely use Ronald Reagan today.

Happy 100th Mr. President!


22 posted on 02/05/2011 9:24:24 AM PST by proudmilitarymrs ("Of the four wars of my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong")
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

Great Idea.


23 posted on 02/05/2011 9:28:39 AM PST by imfrmdixie (I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves. Ronald Reagan)
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"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." - President Ronald Reagan, Remarks in Arlington, Virginia, September 25, 1987.
24 posted on 02/05/2011 9:32:58 AM PST by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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“My whole family were Democrats. As a matter of fact, I had an uncle who won a medal once for having never missed voting in an election for fifteen years....and he’s been dead for fourteen.”


25 posted on 02/05/2011 9:34:42 AM PST by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper
Everyone ought to change their tagline to one of their favorite Reagan quotes this week to honor the Gipper.

I would like to do that, but the system won't let me use a tagline that long, so I'll just post it here:

"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility."

26 posted on 02/05/2011 9:38:53 AM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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“During a college demonstration when students chanted around the governor’s limousine, ‘We are the future,’ Reagan scribbled a reply on a piece of paper, which he held up to the car window:” I’ll sell my bonds.

August 9, 1973
Do you remember back in the days when you thought that nothing could replace the dollar. Today it practically has!


27 posted on 02/05/2011 9:40:27 AM PST by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

How about some audio;

http://www.943wsc.com/pages/reagan.html?_show


28 posted on 02/05/2011 9:40:39 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Reaganite Republican

Big bokmark


29 posted on 02/05/2011 9:43:00 AM PST by mel (I DONATE to FR monthly...Do You?????)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Big bokmark


30 posted on 02/05/2011 9:43:06 AM PST by mel (I DONATE to FR monthly...Do You?????)
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To: Reaganite Republican
"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement..."

One of my very favorites...

Thanks!

31 posted on 02/05/2011 10:02:59 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (Let us give thanks today for a life that achieved so much for all of God’s children.~M.Thatcher)
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To: Miss_Meyet
I think my two favorite Reagan quotes (paraphrased) were from his debates with Mondale. When the press was saying Reagan was too old, and asked him about the "age" issue in the election, he said, "I will not make an issue of the youth and inexperience of my opponent."

The other was when Mondale was protesting that he was for a strong national defense. Reagan quipped, "Yes, I've seen your ads showing you on the aircraft carrier. It's a good thing you didn't get your way or you'd have been in deep water out there. You voted against that carrier four times."

32 posted on 02/05/2011 10:06:54 AM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: Reaganite Republican

bump


33 posted on 02/05/2011 10:21:06 AM PST by SonofReagan
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To: Richard Kimball
..."I will not make an issue of the youth and inexperience of my opponent..."

:) I really miss RR.

34 posted on 02/05/2011 10:26:29 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (Let us give thanks today for a life that achieved so much for all of God’s children.~M.Thatcher)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Good job,, a few spelling errors but good.


35 posted on 02/05/2011 11:00:12 AM PST by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Taking up my earlier suggestion...


36 posted on 02/05/2011 11:11:02 AM PST by WinOne4TheGipper ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Another favorite of mine is: “I’ve noticed the only people in favor of abortion are the ones already born”


37 posted on 02/05/2011 11:26:25 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Reaganite Republican

“Recession is when your neighbor loses his job; a depression is when you lose yours”
“And a recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his”


38 posted on 02/05/2011 12:19:31 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: bjorn14

Ah, I forgot that one... but do remember hearing it back in the 80s for sure


39 posted on 02/05/2011 3:57:07 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

One of my favorites: “Missed me.”


40 posted on 02/05/2011 4:57:37 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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