Ronald Reagan, fully Ronald Wilson Reagan

Ronald
Reagan, fully Ronald Wilson Reagan
1911
2004

American 40th President of the United States, Governor of California and Radio, Film and Television Star

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More than a decade ago, a Supreme Court decision literally wiped off the books of fifty states statutes protecting the rights of unborn children. Abortion on demand now takes the lives of up to 1.5 million unborn children a year. Human life legislation ending this tragedy will some day pass the Congress, and you and I must never rest until it does. Unless and until it can be proven that the unborn child is not a living entity, then its right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness must be protected.

Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.

So the ... the helm is right here. And that means right in this chair for now, constitutionally, until the vice president gets here.

The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved good-bye and 'slipped the surly bonds of earth' to 'touch the face of God.

The little dictator who went to Moscow in his green fatigues to receive a bear hug did not forsake the doctrine of Lenin when he returned to the West and appeared in a two-piece suit. (On Daniel Ortega Saavedra)

The taxpayer -- that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.

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

Those who say that we're in a time when there are no heroes, they just don't know where to look.

We believe faith and freedom must be our guiding stars, for they show us truth, they make us brave, give us hope, and leave us wiser than we were.

We seek a constitutional amendment to permit voluntary school prayer. God should never have been expelled from America's classrooms in the first place.

Whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears.

You can’t tax business. Business doesn’t pay taxes. It collects taxes.

Most tax revisions didn't improve the system, they made it more like Washington itself complicated, unfair, cluttered with gobbledygook and loopholes designed for those with the power and influence to hire high-priced legal and tax advisers.

Not everybody aspires to be a bank president or a nuclear scientist, but everybody wants to do something with one's life that will give him pride and a sense of accomplishment.

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

Socialists ignore the side of man that is the spirit. They can provide you shelter, fill your belly with bacon and beans, treat you when you're ill, all the things guaranteed to a prisoner or a slave. They don't understand that we also dream.

The current tax code is a daily mugging.

The march of freedom and democracy . . . will leave Marxism-Leninism on the ash heap of history as it has left other tyrannies which stifle the freedom and muzzle the self-expression of the people.

The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust in Him for the healing of America... our country is in need of and ready for a spiritual renewal.

There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.

Those who would trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state have told us that they have a Utopian solution of peace without victory. They call their policy 'accommodation'. And they say if we only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy, he will forget his evil ways and learn to love us. . . . We cannot buy our security, our freedom from the threat of the bomb by committing an immorality so great as saying to a billion human beings now in slavery behind the Iron Curtain, 'Give up your dreams of freedom because to save our own skin, we are willing to make a deal with your slave-masters'.

We built it, we paid for it, it's ours, and we're going to keep it.

We share this pain with all of the people of our country. This is truly a national loss. Nineteen years ago, almost to the day, we lost three astronauts in a terrible accident on the ground. But we've never lost an astronaut in flight. We've never had a tragedy like this.

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

Author Picture
First Name
Ronald
Last Name
Reagan, fully Ronald Wilson Reagan
Birth Date
1911
Death Date
2004
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American 40th President of the United States, Governor of California and Radio, Film and Television Star