Ronald Reagan was an American president who served from 1981 to 1989. He was known for his conservative policies and his strong belief in American values. Reagan was also a great communicator, and he was known for his inspiring speeches. In this blog post, we’ve collected some of Reagan’s most famous quotes. These quotes cover a wide range of topics, including freedom, the economy, and politics.

“The Government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a healthy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.”– Ronald Reagan

“Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.”– Ronald Reagan

“It’s difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn’t available.” – Ronald Reagan

“Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.” – Ronald Reagan

“We’re in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbour. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.” – Ronald Reagan

“I favour the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary.” – Ronald Reagan

“Recession is when a neighbour loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.” – Ronald Reagan

“I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.” – 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

“Democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.” — Ronald Reagan

 “Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.” — Ronald Reagan

 “I’ve often said there’s nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.” — Ronald Reagan

. “I’ve always believed that a lot of the trouble in the world would disappear if we were talking to each other instead of about each other.”  – Ronald Reagan

“The federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government.”– Ronald Reagan

“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem.”– Ronald Reagan

“I’ve heard that hard work never killed anyone, but I say why take the chance?”– Ronald Reagan 

 “How do you tell a Communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”  – Ronald Reagan

 “It seems to me that America is constantly reinventing what “America” means.”― Ronald Reagan

 “Government is not a solution to our problem government is the problem.” ― Ronald Reagan

 “Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.” – Ronald Reagan

“It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.” – 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

“You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans.” – Ronald Reagan

 “I have left orders to be awakened at any time during national emergency, even if I’m in a cabinet meeting.” – Ronald Reagan

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

 “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” – Ronald Reagan

“Many a man has failed because he had his wishbone where his backbone should have been.” – Ronald Reagan

“Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.” – Ronald Reagan

“There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.” – Ronald Reagan

“The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally – not a 20 percent traitor.” – 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

“We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.”– Ronald Reagan

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

“There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.”– Ronald Reagan

” I used to say that politics was the second-oldest profession. I have come to know that it bears a gross similarity to the first.” – Ronald Reagan

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

“Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.”– Ronald Reagan

” Coercion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.” – Ronald Reagan

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan

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

“My friends, some years ago, the Federal Government declared war on poverty, and poverty won.”– Ronald Reagan

“Government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem.”– Ronald Reagan

“Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.”– Ronald Reagan

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

“Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don’t need it and hell where they already have it.”– 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

“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

“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

“Whatever history may say of me when I’m gone, I hope it will say that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidences rather than your doubts.”– Ronald Reagan

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

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

“They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.”– Ronald Reagan

“How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”– Ronald Reagan

“Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July. The Democrats believe every day is April 15.”– Ronald Reagan

“When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”– Ronald Reagan

“We 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.”– Ronald Reagan

 “Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.”– Ronald Reagan

 “Status quo, you know, is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in.'”– Ronald Reagan

“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 out.”– Ronald Reagan

 “There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.”– Ronald Reagan

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

 “Surround 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 carried out.”– 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

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

“Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.’ And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.”– Ronald Reagan

“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”– Ronald Reagan

“I’m afraid I can’t use a mule. I have several hundred up on Capitol Hill.” -refusing a gift of a mule– Ronald Reagan

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

“How can a president not be an actor?” -when asked “How could an actor become president?”– Ronald Reagan

“One way to make sure crime doesn’t pay would be to let the government run it.”– Ronald Reagan

“If you’re explaining, you’re losing.”

“As a matter of fact, Nancy never had any interest in politics or anything else when we got married.”– 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

“All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.”– Ronald Reagan

“There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.”– Ronald Reagan

“Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.”– Ronald Reagan

“This is just like acting.– Ronald Reagan

“You can disagree without being disagreeable.”– Ronald Reagan

“There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.”– Ronald Reagan

“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”– 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

“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

“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

“The struggle now going on for the world will never be decided by bombs or rockets, by armies or military might. The real crisis we face today is a spiritual one; at root, it is a test of moral will and faith.”– Ronald Reagan

 “I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.”– Ronald Reagan

“If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.” – Ronald Reagan

“The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted, it belongs to the brave.”– Ronald Reagan

“Heroes may not be braver than anyone else, they’re just braver five minutes longer.”– Ronald Reagan

“While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.” – Ronald Reagan

 “There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”– Ronald Reagan

“We’re blessed with the opportunity to stand for something, for liberty and freedom and fairness, and these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to.” – Ronald Reagan

“There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.”– Ronald Reagan

“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.”– Ronald Reagan

“Preservation of our environment is not a liberal or conservative challenge, it’s common sense.”– Ronald Reagan

“The time is now, my fellow Americans to recapture our destiny, to take it into our own hands.”– Ronald Reagan

 “It’s hard, when you’re up to your armpits in alligators, to remember you came here to drain the swamp.”– Ronald Reagan

“Virtually all of us as Americans trace our history back to immigrants from distant lands, men and women who came to America with a firm willingness to work, asking only freedom.” – Ronald Reagan

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”– Ronald Reagan

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