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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

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

1 posted on 02/05/2011 8:23:55 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
"Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, Democrats believe every day is April 15th."

My #1.

Although I would update it to "Conservatives believe every day is The 4th of July, RATS and RINOS believe every day is April 15th."

2 posted on 02/05/2011 8:29:03 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

The Goober Grahams of the world hardly a speck better than the ‘progressive’ nuts, are they


3 posted on 02/05/2011 8:32:03 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

“Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid”

Powerful words from the finest president since George Washington.


4 posted on 02/05/2011 8:33:05 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Reaganite Republican
Amen.

I still think the RATS have something on Graham and they use it to keep him in line when necessary.

5 posted on 02/05/2011 8:35:20 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I’m sure he must not have written them all, but it seems that he had the absolute best, most deeply meaningful posts of anyone in the last 50-100 years. Did he come up with any? I bet he came up with some of the funny ones. And even the ones he didn’t come up with, he CHOSE well, because they resonated with his views.

Like the quote Sarah mentioned of his last night: “I’m not a great man; I’m a man who believes in great ideas.” (Hope I got that right.)


6 posted on 02/05/2011 8:35:44 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Reaganite Republican

thanks for your post


7 posted on 02/05/2011 8:37:24 AM PST by rotundusmaximus (1Kings19:18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baa)
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To: Reaganite Republican

“My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes...”

He took so much heat for that little bit of clowning around, but it is still one of my favorites.


8 posted on 02/05/2011 8:37:27 AM PST by ozark hilljilly (Y'all had enough, yet?)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Number one on the list should be

"The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!"

9 posted on 02/05/2011 8:38:25 AM PST by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Thank God for Ronald Reagan.


10 posted on 02/05/2011 8:39:23 AM PST by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: Texas Eagle

When Reagan got elected, a lot of Rats changed parties. They did not do this because of philosophy but because it improved their chances of getting elected.


11 posted on 02/05/2011 8:45:28 AM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: Reaganite Republican

Great quotes from Ronald Reagan. These quotes alone could govern our country without need for any further action by the commie pig socialist-fascist-marxist commie pig 0b0z0 or the Congress (ESPECIALLY the demoRATS & Rinos)


12 posted on 02/05/2011 8:46:10 AM PST by rcrngroup
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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 0bama loses his job.

5.56mm

13 posted on 02/05/2011 8:48:58 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Reaganite Republican

bttt. Everyone ought to change their tagline to one of their favorite Reagan quotes this week to honor the Gipper.


14 posted on 02/05/2011 8:49:19 AM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Birthers and Truthers: Two sides of the same delusional coin.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Even most “republican” politicians these days wouldn’t say half of those things in public.


15 posted on 02/05/2011 8:52:28 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: ozark hilljilly

Might be mine, too- although this is quotes, and that was more like a gaffe lol

And the lib media went hog wild on that one, ha


16 posted on 02/05/2011 9:00:00 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

“Those of you who counted on America to do nothing, you counted WRONG.”


17 posted on 02/05/2011 9:00:43 AM PST by ROTB (Sans Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia when we finally revolt.)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper
bttt. Everyone ought to change their tagline to one of their favorite Reagan quotes this week to honor the Gipper.

Great Idea.

18 posted on 02/05/2011 9:01:25 AM PST by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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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.

Great idea! There are so many good ones so I just chose one that would fit.

I'm glad he's not here to see the monster occupying the Oval Office and who now has the gall to pretend he's a disciple of Reagan.

19 posted on 02/05/2011 9:10:44 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

Great idea


20 posted on 02/05/2011 9:16:10 AM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG...All great change in America begins at the dinner table.)
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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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To: CodeToad
My Favorite:

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.

41 posted on 02/05/2011 5:06:07 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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