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40 Quotes from Ronald Reagan

By July 22, 2013January 21st, 2014No Comments

ronald reaganWhen I was younger, my family somehow obtained of a set of CDs containing some of Ronald Reagan’s radio broadcasts made after he was Governor of California but before he became President. In these broadcasts, Ronald Reagan covers many topics. There are talks about our naval base at Guantanamo Bay and soviet satellites; to a hilarious take on hyphenated last names. He was able to cover such a broad range of issues, going into great detail on much of it, and still keep a 12 year old girl interested and able to comprehend what he meant.

That’s what it means to be a great communicator. To be able to discuss something in a way that needs no explanation, in a way that even a child can understand the issues at hand. Below are a few of the quotes that Ronald Reagan, The Great Communicator, was famous for. Simple and pointed, thought proving and descriptive, in a few sentences Ronald Reagan creates for you a visual for what America could be, would be, or might be. He communicates his dream for America, and his love for his God.

Thank you for taking the time to read and remember the 40th President of our United States, Ronald Reagan.

Reagan on Leadership

“There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.” ― 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

“If you think you can – you can!” ― Ronald Reagan

“A leader, once convinced a particular course of action is the right one, must have the determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going gets rough.” ― Ronald Reagan

“I wasn’t a great communicator, but I communicated great things.” ―Ronald Reagan

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” ― Ronald Reagan

“Don’t be afraid to see what you see.” ―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

“Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.” ― Ronald Reagan

Reagan on Freedom

“Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.” ―Ronald Reagan

“Man is not free unless government is limited.” ― Ronald Reagan

“Perhaps you and I have lived with this miracle too long to be properly appreciative. Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.” ― Ronald Reagan

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” ― 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.” ― Ronald Reagan

Reagan on Government

“I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.” ―Ronald Reagan

“History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.” ― Ronald Reagan

“General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr.Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” ― Ronald Reagan

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

“Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.” ― Ronald Reagan

“If you serve a child a rotten hamburger in America, federal, state, and local agencies will investigate you, summon you, close you down, whatever. But if you provide a child with a rotten education, nothing happens, except that you’re liable to be given more money to do it with. Well, we’ve discovered that money alone isn’t the answer.” ― Ronald Reagan

Reagan on God

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

“Sometimes when I’m faced with an atheist, I am tempted to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that one could ever serve, and when we have finished eating that magnificent dinner, to ask him if he believes there’s a cook.” ― Ronald Reagan

“Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.” ― Ronald Reagan

Reagan on America

“If you’re afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. The people of this country are ready to move again.” ―Ronald Reagan

“The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas-a trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated.” ― Ronald Reagan

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

“In this springtime of hope, some lights seem eternal; America’s is.” ― Ronald Reagan

“Here you discover that so long as books are kept open, then minds can never be closed.” ― Ronald Reagan

Reagan on Faith in Humanity

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

“Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver 5 minutes longer.” ― Ronald Reagan

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

“Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we’ve ever known.” ― Ronald Reagan

Reagan on Family

“All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” ― Ronald Reagan

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

Humorous Reagan Quotes

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

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

“Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.” ― 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

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

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

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