Ronald Reagan Quotes & Wallpapers

Ronald Reagan
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When the Labor Department is forced to relent and let these visitors do this work it is of course all legal. But it makes one wonder about the illegal alien fuss. Are great numbers of our unemployed really victims of the illegal alien invasion or are those illegal tourists actually doing work our own people won't do? One thing is certain in this hungry world; no regulation or law should be allowed if it results in crops rotting in the field for lack of harvesters. Ronald Reagan

General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! Ronald Reagan

Christmas is a holiday that we celebrate not as individuals nor as a nation, but as a human family. Ronald Reagan

Our country is great because it is built on principles of self-reliance, opportunity, innovation, and compassion for others. Ronald Reagan

A state is nothing more than a reflection of its citizens; the more decent the citizens, the more decent the state. Ronald Reagan

In opening our hearts, we hope this might promote greater awareness of this condition. Perhaps it will encourage a clearer understanding of the individuals and families who are affected by it. Ronald Reagan

I have come to the conclusion that the 22nd Amendment [limiting the presidency to two terms] was a mistake. Shouldn't the people have the right to vote for someone as many times as they want to vote for him? Ronald Reagan

At the root of everything that we're trying to accomplish is the belief that America has a mission. We are a nation of freedom, living under God, believing all citizens must have the opportunity to grow, create wealth, and build a better life for those who follow. If we live up to those moral values, we can keep the American dream alive for our children and our grandchildren, and America will remain mankind's best hope. Ronald Reagan

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. Ronald Reagan

You know, if Nancy Davis hadn't come along when she did, I would have lost my soul. Ronald Reagan

May each of you have the heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute works that will leave the world a little better for your having been here. Ronald Reagan

Here's my strategy on the Cold War: we win, they lose. Ronald Reagan

Today, we're taking a break from the concerns and the bustle of the work-a-day world. But we're also making a new beginning. As we gather around our dining room tables for the midday meal, let us thank God for life and the blessings He's put before us. High among them are our families, our freedom, and the opportunities of a new year. Ronald Reagan

The family has always been the cornerstone of American society. Our families nurture, preserve, and pass on to each succeeding generation the values we share and cherish, values that are the foundation of our freedoms. Ronald Reagan

Isn't it strange that ... people build walls to keep an enemy out, and there's only one part of the world and one philosophy where they have to build walls to keep their people in Ronald Reagan

The vote on the Peacekeeper is also a vote on Geneva. Rejecting the Peacekeeper will knock the legs out from under the negotiating table. (On importance of the MX missile) Ronald Reagan

If I'd gotten the job I wanted at Montgomery Ward, I suppose I would never have left Illinois. Ronald Reagan

I'm just a citizen temporarily in public service. Ronald Reagan

[The Soviets] preach the supremacy of the state, declare its omnipotence over individual man, and predict its eventual domination of all peoples on the earth; they are the focus of evil in the modern world. Ronald Reagan

Hope remains the highest reality, the age-old power. Ronald Reagan

I feel that the whole Western World will benefit by the resurrection of the neutron bomb project. Ronald Reagan

Middle age is when you're faced with two temptations and you choose the one that will get you home by nine o'clock. Ronald Reagan

You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream - the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order -or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path. Ronald Reagan

We've been a free people living under the law, with faith in our Maker and in our future. I've said before that the most sublime picture in American history is of George Washington on his knees in the snow at Valley Forge. That image personifies a people who know that it's not enough to depend on our own courage and goodness; we must also seek help from God, our Father and Preserver. Ronald Reagan

The federal government has taken too much tax money from the people, too much authority from the states, and too much liberty with the Constitution. Ronald Reagan

We are participating in the orderly transfer of administrative authority by the direction of the people. And this is the simple magic which makes a commonplace routine a near miracle to many of the world Ronald Reagan

Don't let anyone tell you that America's best days are behind her - that the American spirit has been vanquished. We've seen it triumph too often in our lives to stop believing in it now. Ronald Reagan

Freedom is indivisible - there is no "s" on the end of it. You can erode freedom, diminish it, but you cannot divide it and choose to keep "some freedoms" while giving up others. Ronald Reagan

A drastic reduction in the deficit...will take place in the fiscal year '82. Ronald Reagan

The glory of this land has been its capacity for transcending the moral evils of our past. For example, the long struggle of minority citizens for equal rights, once a source of disunity and civil war, is now a point of pride for all Americans. We must never go back. There is no room for racism, anti-Semitism, or other forms of ethnic and racial hatred in this country. Ronald Reagan

Israel exists; it has a right to exist in peace behind secure and defensible borders; and it has a right to demand of its neighbors that they recognize those facts. I have personally followed and supported Israel's heroic struggle for survival, ever since the founding of the State of Israel 34 years ago. In the pre-1967 borders Israel was barely 10 miles wide at its narrowest point. The bulk of Israel's population lived within artillery range of hostile Arab armies. I am not about to ask Israel to live that way again. Ronald Reagan

We establish no religion in this country. We command no worship. We mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are and must remain separate. Ronald Reagan

Going around this country, I have found a great hunger in America for spiritual revival; for a belief that law must be based on a higher law; for a return to traditions and values that we once had. Our government, in its most sacred documents - the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and all - speak of man being created, of a Creator; that we're a nation under God. Ronald Reagan

I know all the bad things that happened in that war. I was in uniform four years myself. Ronald Reagan

Until now has there ever been a time in which so many of the prophecies are coming together? There have been times in the past when people thought the end of the world was coming, and so forth, but never anything like this. Ronald Reagan

I believe that communism is another sad, bizarre chapter in human history whose last pages even now are being written. I believe this because the source of our strength in the quest for human freedom is not material, but spiritual. And because it knows no limitation, it must terrify and ultimately triumph over those who would enslave their fellow men. Ronald Reagan

When cruelty is inflicted on innocent people, it discredits whatever cause. Ronald Reagan

Coersion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him. Ronald Reagan

The closest thing to eternal life on earth is a Government Program Ronald Reagan

There is purpose and worth to each and every life. Ronald Reagan

I believe now, as I alway have, that America's strength is in 'We the People.' Ronald Reagan

Let us renew our faith that as free men and women we still have the power to better our lives. Ronald Reagan

Abraham Lincoln freed the black man. In many ways, Dr. King freed the white man. How did he accomplish this tremendous feat? Where others - white and black - preached hatred, he taught the principles of love and nonviolence. Ronald Reagan

Unless bureaucracy is constantly resisted, it breaks down representative government and overwhelms democracy. Ronald Reagan

The NRA believes America's laws were made to be obeyed and that our Constitutional liberties are just as important today as 200 years ago. And by the way, the Constitution does not say Government shall decree the right to keep and bear arms. The Constitution says 'The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.' Ronald Reagan

Perhaps no custom reveals our character as a Nation so clearly as our celebration of Thanksgiving Day. Rooted deeply in our Judeo-Christian heritage, the practice of offering thanksgiving underscores our unshakable belief in God as the foundation of our Nation and our firm reliance upon Him from Whom all blessings flow. Ronald Reagan

The First Amendment of the Constitution was not written to protect the people from religion; that amendment was written to protect religion from government tyranny. . . But now we're told our children have no right to pray in school. Nonsense. The pendulum has swung too far toward intolerance against genuine religious freedom. It is time to redress the balance. Ronald Reagan

When the Lord calls me home, whenever that may be, I will leave with the greatest love for this county of ours and eternal optimism for its future. Ronald Reagan

Government must not supersede the will of the people or the responsibilities of the people. The function of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves. Ronald Reagan

I know that it is often difficult to stand up for one's beliefs when they are being harshly challenged. But as one who has seen many challenges over a long lifetime, I can assure you that personal faith and conviction are strengthened, not weakened, in adversity. Ronald Reagan

They say we offer simple answers to complex problems. Well, perhaps there is a simple answer - not an easy answer - but simple. Ronald Reagan

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help. Ronald Reagan

America is too great for small dreams. Ronald Reagan

Our natural, inalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation from government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment. Ronald Reagan

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

Regimes planted by bayonets do not take root... Our military strength is a prerequisite to peace, but let it be clear we maintain this strength in the hope it will never be used, for the ultimate determinant in the struggle that's now going on in the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas, a trial of spiritual resolve, the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish, the ideals to which we are dedicated. Ronald Reagan

You will be competing against athletes from many nations. But, most important, you are competing against yourself. All we expect is for you to do your very best, to push yourself just one second faster, one notch higher, one inch further. Ronald Reagan

Whether meeting with leaders and parents concerned about drugs in Bonn, Lisbon, or with the Holy Father at the Vatican, or doing a pretty fair flamenco in Madrid, I think Nancy's one of the best ambassadors America's ever had. Ronald Reagan

There is a mandate to impose a voluntary return to traditional values. Ronald Reagan

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

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

How can a president not be an actor? Ronald Reagan

I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon. Ronald Reagan

Going to college offered me the chance to play football for four more years. Ronald Reagan

Facts are stubborn things. Ronald Reagan

Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is. Ronald Reagan

Information is the oxygen of the modern age. Ronald Reagan

If a tax hike makes it to my desk, I'll veto it in less time than it takes Vanna White to turn the letters V-E-T-O! Ronald Reagan

And how stands the city on this winter night? More prosperous, more secure, and happier than it was 8 years ago. But more than that: After 200 years, two centuries, she still stands strong and true on the granite ridge, and her glow has held steady no matter what storm. And she's still a beacon, still a magnet for all who must have freedom, for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurtling through the darkness, toward home. Ronald Reagan

I oppose registration for the draft... because I believe the security of freedom can best be achieved by security through freedom. Ronald Reagan



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