Reagan's Evil Empire Speech
Reagan's Farewell Letter To The Nation
Margaret Thatcher's Eulogy
W. Bush's Eulogy
Ronald Reagan Quotes
A baby is an alimentary canal with a loud voice at one end and no
responsibility at the other.
Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been
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
All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored
under a desk.
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.
Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening
there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was
elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.
Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
no triple, our troubles and we'd still be better off than any other
people on earth. It is time that we recognized that ours was, in truth,
a noble cause.
Facts are stupid things. (Mistatement - the speech read
Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under
God is acknowledged.
Going to college offered me the chance to play football for four
Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and
no sense of responsibility at the other.
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,
Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.
History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price
of aggression is cheap.
I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of
couldn't help but say to [Mr. Gorbachev], just think how easy his task
and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was
a threat to this world from another planet. [We'd] find out once and
for all that we really are all human beings here on this earth
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 know I'm not in government anymore. In fact I'm out of work.
I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the
will stand on, and continue to use, the figures I have used, because I
believe they are correct. Now, I'm not going to deny that you don't now
and then slip up on something; no one bats a thousand.
I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than
the outside of a horse.
the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His
hand to this state, Indiana wouldn't be here. It'd still be waiting for
an environmental impact statement.
If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.
If you've seen one redwood, you've seen them all.
Israel, free men and women are every day demonstrating the power of
courage and faith. Back in 1948 when Israel was founded, pundits
claimed the new country could never survive. Today, no one questions
that. Israel is a land of stability and democracy in a region of
tryanny and unrest.
Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed
robber and as deadly as a hit man.
is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by
barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.
has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have
learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this
country because food isn't available.
silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles
of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes
on it and still be home by Christmas.
It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the
Let us ask ourselves; "What kind of people do we think we are?"
Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of
everything America is.
fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation
which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing will begin in five minutes. -
During radio microphone test
My philosophy of
life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our
lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win
No government ever voluntarily reduces
itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear.
Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life
we'll ever see on this earth!
No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a
Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S.
was too strong.
I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize
that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a
while, and then have a hell of a close.
is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you
disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you
Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the
democrats believe every day is April 15.
Status quo, you know, that is Latin for "the mess we're in."
yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and
don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would
steal them away.
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.
The most terrifying words in the English langauge are: I'm from the
government and I'm here to help.
neutron warhead is a defensive weapon designed to offset the great
superiority that the Soviet Union has on the western front against the
The taxpayer - that's someone who
works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil
The United Sates has much to offer the third world war.
paraphrase Winston Churchill, I did not take the oath I have just taken
with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's
To sit back hoping that
someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding
the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last - but eat you he will.
Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along
with a better mouse.
Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be
passive. They counted wrong.
Trust, but verify.
Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.
We can not play innocents abroad in a world that is not
We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
have so many people who can't see a fat man standing beside a thin one
without coming to the conclusion that the fat man got that way by
taking advantage of the thin one!
We might come closer to balancing the Budget if all of us lived
closer to the Commandments and the Golden Rule.
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.
in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our
military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.
Well, I learned a lot... I went down to Latin America to
find out from them and (learn) their views. You'd be surprised. They're
all individual countries
What makes him think a
middle aged actor [Clint Eastwood], who's played with a chimp, could
have a future in politics?
What we have found
in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now, is one problem
that we've had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who
are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by
While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live
for the future.
You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating
know, if I listened to him [Michael Dukakis] long enough, I would be
convinced we're in an economic downturn and people are homeless and
going without food and medical attention and that we've got to do
something about the unemployed.
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