Quotations From RONALD REAGAN


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  • It doesn't do good to open doors for someone who doesn't have the price to get in. If he has the price, he may not need the laws. There is no law saying the Negro has to live in Harlem or Watts.
    Ronald Reagan (b. 1911), U.S. Republican politician, president. Chronicle (San Francisco, September 9, 1967).
  • No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!
    Ronald Reagan (b. 1911), U.S. Republican politician, president. television address, Oct. 27, 1964. "A Time for Choosing," Speaking My Mind (1989).

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  • That's the nice thing about this job. You get to quote yourself shamelessly. If you don't, Larry Speakes will.
    Ronald Reagan (b. 1911), U.S. Republican politician, president. Daily Telegraph (London, April 14, 1988).
  • We should declare war on North Vietnam.... We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it, and still be home by Christmas.
    Ronald Reagan (b. 1911), U.S. Republican politician, president. quoted in Reagan's Reign of Error, "Vietnam, a Noble Cause," eds. Mark Green and Gail MacColl (1987). Fresno Bee (Oct. 10, 1965).

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  • Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.
    Ronald Reagan (b. 1911), U.S. Republican politician, president. Guardian (London, June 14, 1989).
  • You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
    Ronald Reagan (b. 1911), U.S. Republican politician, president. New York Times (Jan. 15, 1981).
  • My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.
    Ronald Reagan (b. 1911), U.S. Republican politician, president. radio test broadcast, Aug. 11, 1984. quoted in "Defense and Russia," Reagan's Reign of Error, eds. Mark Green and Gail MacColl (1987).

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  • She's the best man in England.
    Ronald Reagan (b. 1911), U.S. Republican politician, president. quoted in Observer (London, Jan. 16, 1983).
  • We might come closer to balancing the Budget if all of us lived closer to the Commandments and the Golden Rule.
    Ronald Reagan (b. 1911), U.S. Republican politician, president. Quoted in Observer (London, February 5, 1983).
  • The greatest security for Israel is to create new Egypts.
    Ronald Reagan (b. 1911), U.S. Republican politician, president. quoted in Observer (London, Feb. 27, 1983).
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