Reaganisms

“Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.”
– Ronald Reagan

“The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
– 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

“Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.”
– Ronald Reagan

“I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.”
– Ronald Reagan

“The taxpayer: That’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.”
– Ronald Reagan

“Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.”
– Ronald Reagan

“The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.”
– Ronald Reagan

“I’ve laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about anything that happens: no matter what time it is, wake me, even if it’s in the middle of a Cabinet meeting.”
– Ronald Reagan

“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.”
– Ronald Reagan

“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.”
– Ronald Reagan

“Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.”
– Ronald Reagan

“No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.”
– Ronald Reagan

“If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
– Ronald Reagan

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