Skip to comments.Top 10 Greatest Quips from Ronald Reagan
Posted on 01/21/2006 4:01:06 PM PST by rhema
10. "Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first." Remarks at a business conference, Los Angeles, March 2, 1977
9. "You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans." The Observer, March 29, 1981
8. 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." Circa 1988
7. "I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting." Said often during his presidency, 1981-1989
6. "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." Remarks in Arlington, Virginia, September 25, 1987
5. "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." Remarks to the White House Conference on Small Business, August 15, 1986
4. I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Said often during his presidency, 1981-1989
3. "All great change in America begins at the dinner table." Farewell Address to the Nation, The White House, January 11, 1989
2. "I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born." The New York Times, September 22, 1980
1. "There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit." First Inaugural Address, January 21, 1981
Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.
Ronald W Reagan, January 20, 1981
Great post....I sure do miss this great man....
I've always liked his #2 quip.
"I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience."
"Honey, I forgot to duck!"
"My fellow Americans. I'm pleased to announce that I've signed legislation outlawing the Soviet Union. We begin bombing in five minutes."
"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."
Amen. I've asked the U.S. Postal Service to reissue his stamp in a 39-cent version.
Too bad that South Korean scientist was found to be a fraud.
God Bless President Reagan. I remember my Dad once saying that President Reagan needs to be added to Mt. Rushmore.
I now concur.
"Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his."
"It's not that liberals don't know much. It's just that what they know just ain't so." (or something close!?)
The bombing will begin in five minutes."
Okay, it was a sound check, but certain people got there panties in a wad over it.
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