Sunday, January 4, 2009
My Favorite Quotes from Ronald Reagan
"Above 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 have."
"Approximately 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."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged"
"Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets."
"Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves."
"Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."
"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."
"Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them."
"I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary. "
"I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress. "
"Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall! "
"Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong"
"Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15"
"The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much."
"Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face."
"When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat."