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Ronald Wilson Reagan (6 February 1911 – 5 June 2004) was an American actor and politician, who became 33rd Governor of California and 40th President of the United States. He was the husband of Jane Wyman (1940–1948) and Nancy Davis (married in 1952).

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1. “The ten most dangerous words in the English language are ‘Hi, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.’”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Second term of office Remarks to Future Farmers of America (28 July 1988).

2. “Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Remarks at a business conference in Los Angeles (2 March 1977).

3. “Honey, I forgot to duck.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office To his wife, Nancy, while in hospital shortly after he was shot in an assassination attempt (30 March 1981). Reagan is believed to have been quoting the words of boxer Jack Dempsey to his wife after he lost to Gene Tunney in 1926. http://www.rd.com/content/openContent.do?contentId=26804

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

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Second term of office http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhYJS80MgYA (12 August 1986)

5. “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

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Source: Second term of office Remarks to the White House Conference on Small Business (15 August 1986).

6. “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

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Source: Second term of office Speech at the Brandenburg Gate. (12 June 1987).

7. “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

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Source: Second term of office Remarks in Arlington, Virginia (25 September 1987).

8. “Diplomacy, of course, is a subtle and nuanced craft, so much so that it's said that when the most wily diplomat of the nineteenth-century passed away, other diplomats asked, on reports of his death, ‘What do you suppose the old fox meant by that?’”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Second term of office Address to United Nations General Assembly (21 September 1987).

9. “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

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Source: "Excerpts of a Speech by Governor Ronald Reagan, Republican National Convention, Platform Committee Meeting, Miami, Florida," July 31, 1968

10. “Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: as cited in The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World (2007), Alan Greenspan, Penguin Press, Chapter 4 (Private Citizen), p. 87 : ISBN 15942 01315

11. “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

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Source: First term of office Said often during his presidency, 1981–1989.

12. “Fascism was really the basis for the New Deal. It was Mussolini's success in Italy, with his government-directed economy, that led the early New Dealers to say ‘But Mussolini keeps the trains running on time.’”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Time (17 May 1976); Reagan adviser Jude Wanniski has indicated that, in 1933, New Dealers as well as much of the world admired Mussolini’s success in avoiding the Great Depression.

13. “Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Remarks at the National Conference of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO (30 March 1981)) (source: http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1981/33081b.htm).

14. “My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Joking during a microphone check. The joke was later leaked to the general populace. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reagan%27s_%22We_begin_bombing_in_five_minutes%22_jokehttp://www.npr.org/news/specials/obits/reagan/audio_archive.html (11 August 1984).

15. “Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Interview, Los Angeles Times (7 January 1970).

16. “I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Joke at the Gridiron Club annual dinner (24 March 1984).

17. “A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions still tell me that's true, but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Second term of office television address (4 March 1987).

18. “I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Debate with Walter Mondale (21 October 1984).

19. “Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: California Governor Ronald Reagan, Sacramento Bee, April 28, 1966.

20. “I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: At the dedication of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California http://www.planbproductions.com/postnobills/reagan1.html (4 November 1991), the inscription on Reagan's tomb.

21. “The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Pre-presidency, A Time for Choosing (1964): A Time for Choosing (27 October 1964) This was a televised speech in support of the presidential campaign of Senator Barry Goldwater; often referred to as "The Speech" which launched Reagan's career as a politician. Reagan gave other versions of this speech throughout the country, at various points during the Goldwater campaign.

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

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Ronald Reagan, Burlington (Vermont) Free Press (15 February 1980).

23. “These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. These are the heroes who helped end a war.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Speech at Pointe du Hoc on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day (6 June 1984).

24. “I have only one thing to say to the tax increasers: Go ahead, make my day.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Second term of office Speech threatening to veto legislation raising taxes (13 March 1985).

25. “So, in your discussions of the nuclear freeze proposals, I urge you to beware the temptation of pride, the temptation of blithely declaring yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire, to simply call the arms race a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong and good and evil.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Speech to the National Association of Evangelicals (8 March 1983).

26. “We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Speech at Omaha Beach on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day (6 June 1984).

27. “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on 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.”

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Source and Related Info: Address to the annual meeting of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (30 March 1961)
• Later variant : 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.
 • California Gubernatorial Inauguration Speech (5 January 1967).

28. “There's no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: California Legislature Stunned By Invasion Of Armed "Black Panthers", Gettysburg Times. (3 May, 1967)

29. “Alexander Hamilton said, ‘A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.’ Let's set the record straight. There is no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there is only one guaranteed way you can have peace — and you can have it in the next second — surrender.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Pre-presidency, A Time for Choosing (1964): A Time for Choosing (27 October 1964) This was a televised speech in support of the presidential campaign of Senator Barry Goldwater; often referred to as "The Speech" which launched Reagan's career as a politician. Reagan gave other versions of this speech throughout the country, at various points during the Goldwater campaign.

30. “History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Address to the nation from the White House (16 January 1984).

31. “The real question today is not when human life begins, but, What is the value of human life?”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office, Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation (1983): ISBN 0964112531

32. “Whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty’s lamp guiding your steps and opportunity’s arm steadying your way.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Second term of office, Farewell Address (1989): Washington, D. C. (11 January 1989) - Full text online

33. “It's silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Ronald Reagan, Fresno Bee, October 10, 1965.

34. “Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source and Related Info: Joke during his 1965 campaign for Governor of California, as quoted by Leo E. Litwak in The New York Times Magazine (14 November 1965), p. 174.
• Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
 • As quoted in The Reagan Wit (1981) by Bill Adler, p. 30.

35. “I am paying for this microphone!”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source and Related Info: At a Republican primary debate in Nashua, New Hampshire (23 February 1980). The moderator had ordered the soundman to turn off Reagan's microphone, as Reagan was about to explain that as his campaign was paying for the debate which had originally been arranged by the Nashua Telegraph and that he had invited Bob Dole, Howard Baker, John B. Anderson, and Phil Crane, to be in it as well.
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36. “Next Tuesday all of you will go to the polls, will stand there in the polling place and make a decision. I think when you make that decision, it might be well if you would ask yourself, are you better off than you were four years ago?”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Presidential debate (28 October 1980).

37. “The abortionist who reassembles the arms and legs of a tiny baby to make sure all its parts have been torn from its mother's body can hardly doubt whether it is a human being.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office, Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation (1983): ISBN 0964112531

38. “Too much SALT isn’t good for you.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Second term of office Remark about the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks in Reykjavík, Iceland, quoted by James Reston, ''''The New York Times'' (6 July 1986).

39. “I won a nickname, ‘The Great Communicator.’ But I never thought it was my style or the words I used that made a difference: It was the content. I wasn't a great communicator, but I communicated great things, and they didn't spring full bloom from my brow, they came from the heart of a great nation — from our experience, our wisdom, and our belief in principles that have guided us for two centuries. They called it the Reagan revolution. Well, I'll accept that, but for me it always seemed more like the great rediscovery, a rediscovery of our values and our common sense.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Second term of office, Farewell Address (1989): Washington, D. C. (11 January 1989) - Full text online

40. “This fellow they've nominated claims he's the new Thomas Jefferson. Well let me tell you something; I knew Thomas Jefferson. He was a friend of mine and Governor... You're no Thomas Jefferson!”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Republican National Convention (17 August 1992); (statement modeled after Lloyd Bentsen's jibe at Dan Quayle during debate in 1988).

41. “I'm not smart enough to lie.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Response when asked what qualified him to be President, as quoted in Ronald Reagan : The Power of Conviction and the Success of His Presidency (2003) by Peter J. Wallison, p. 167.

42. “I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit to follow another course. I believe that the issues confronting us cross party lines.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Pre-presidency, A Time for Choosing (1964): A Time for Choosing (27 October 1964) This was a televised speech in support of the presidential campaign of Senator Barry Goldwater; often referred to as "The Speech" which launched Reagan's career as a politician. Reagan gave other versions of this speech throughout the country, at various points during the Goldwater campaign.

43. “The size of the Federal budget is not an appropriate barometer of social conscience or charitable concern.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Remarks at the Annual Meeting of the National Alliance of Business (5 October 1981).

44. “Yes, because for many years I was a Democrat.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Response to Sam Donaldson (September 1982), on whether he shared any blame for the ongoing recession.

45. “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. It is a weapon that we as Americans do have. Let that be understood by those who practice terrorism and prey upon their neighbors.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office, First Inaugural address (1981): Washington, D. C. (20 January 1981) - Full text online

46. “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office, First Inaugural address (1981): Washington, D. C. (20 January 1981) - Full text online Some sources indicate the phrase 'government is the problem' was not part of the speech. (E.g. yale.edu). Live recordings of the address demonstrate that Reagan did indeed use the phrase in question. See Ronald Reagan: First Inaugural Address; start at 6:08.

47. “If you don't know whether a body is alive or dead, you would never bury it. I think this consideration itself should be enough for all of us to insist on protecting the unborn.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office, Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation (1983): ISBN 0964112531

48. “‘We the people’ tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us. ‘We the people’ are the driver, the government is the car. And we decide where it should go, and by what route, and how fast. Almost all the world's constitutions are documents in which governments tell the people what their privileges are. Our Constitution is a document in which ‘We the people’ tell the government what it is allowed to do. ‘We the people’ are free.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Second term of office, Farewell Address (1989): Washington, D. C. (11 January 1989) - Full text online

49. “When you see all that rhetorical smoke billowing up from the Democrats, well ladies and gentleman, I'd follow the example of their nominee; don't inhale.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Republican National Convention (17 August 1992).

50. “We were told four years ago that 17 million people went to bed hungry every night. Well, that was probably true. They were all on a diet.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Ronald Reagan, TV speech, October 27, 1964, cited by Mark Green, Reagan's Reign of Error.

51. “One hundred nations in the UN have not agreed with us on just about everything that's come before them, where we're involved, and it didn't upset my breakfast at all.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Reacting to international criticism of the US invasion of Grenada, during press conference. (3 November 1983).

52. “Preservation of our environment is not a liberal or conservative challenge, it's common sense.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office State of the Union address (25 January 1984).

53. “To a few of us here today this is a solemn and most momentous occasion, and yet in the history of our nation it is a commonplace occurrence. The orderly transfer of authority as called for in the Constitution routinely takes place, as it has for almost two centuries, and few of us stop to think how unique we really are. In the eyes of many in the world, this every-four-year ceremony we accept as normal is nothing less than a miracle.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office, First Inaugural address (1981): Washington, D. C. (20 January 1981) - Full text online

54. “The simple truth is, 'I don't remember — period.'”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Second term of office responding to a question about when he authorized arms shipments to Iran, testimony to the Tower Commission (2 February 1987).

55. “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Second term of office, Farewell Address (1989): Washington, D. C. (11 January 1989) - Full text online

56. “The lesson of all this was, of course, that because we're a great nation, our challenges seem complex. It will always be this way. But as long as we remember our first principles and believe in ourselves, the future will always be ours. And something else we learned: Once you begin a great movement, there's no telling where it will end. We meant to change a nation, and instead, we changed a world.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Second term of office, Farewell Address (1989): Washington, D. C. (11 January 1989) - Full text online

57. “Let me offer lesson number one about America: All great change in America begins at the dinner table. So, tomorrow night in the kitchen I hope the talking begins. And children, if your parents haven't been teaching you what it means to be an American, let 'em know and nail 'em on it. That would be a very American thing to do.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Second term of office, Farewell Address (1989): Washington, D. C. (11 January 1989) - Full text online

58. “We've done our part. And as I walk off into the city streets, a final word to the men and women of the Reagan revolution, the men and women across America who for eight years did the work that brought America back. My friends: We did it. We weren't just marking time. We made a difference. We made the city stronger. We made the city freer, and we left her in good hands. All in all, not bad, not bad at all. And so, good-bye, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.”

—Ronald Reagan

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59. “Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders. … The Goliath of totalitarianism will be brought down by the David of the microchip.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: As quoted in The Guardian [London] (14 June 1989).

60. “I would have voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Ronald Reagan, Los Angeles Times, June 17, 1966.

61. “I believe with all my heart that our first priority must be world peace, and that use of force is always and only a last resort, when everything else has failed, and then only with regard to our national security.”

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Source: Presidential debate with Jimmy Carter (28 October 1980).

62. “Socialists ignore the side of man that is of the spirit. They can provide shelter, fill your belly with bacon and beans, treat you when you are ill, all the things that are guaranteed to a prisoner or a slave. They don't understand that we dream - yes, even of some time owning a yacht.”

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Source: As quoted in Stories in His Own Hand: The Everyday Wisdom of Ronald Reagan(2001) by Ronald Reagan, Kiron K. Skinner, Annelise Graebner Anderson, and Martin Anderson. p. 91

63. “We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals of our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all.”

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Source: As quoted in Exit with Honor: The Life and Presidency of Ronald Reagan(2015) by William E Pemberton. p. 64

64. “Every country and every people has a stake in the Afghan resistance, for the freedom fighters of Afghanistan are defending principles of independence and freedom that form the basis of global security and stability.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Referring to groups who who were resisting Soviet rule of Afghanistan, with U.S. support, in Proclamation 4908 — Afghanistan Day (10 March 1982).

65. “Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with conflict by peaceful means.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office "Address at Commencement Exercises at Eureka College in Illinois," May 9, 1982. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.

66. “Some people work an entire lifetime and wonder if they ever made a difference to the world. But the Marines don't have that problem.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Letter to Lance Cpl. Joe Hickey (23 September 1983), R.W. "Dick" Gaines refers in detail.

67. “What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now, is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless who are homeless, you might say, by choice.”

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Source: First term of office Defending himself against charges of callousness on Good Morning America(31 January 1984), cited by Paul Slansky, The Clothes Have No Emperor.

68. “You and I, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited period of time. Why, then, should we think that collectively, as a nation, we're not bound by that same limitation? We must act today in order to preserve tomorrow.”

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Source: First term of office, First Inaugural address (1981): Washington, D. C. (20 January 1981) - Full text online

69. “I've spoken recently of the freedom fighters of Nicaragua. You know the truth about them. You know who they're fighting and why. They are the moral equal of our Founding Fathers and the brave men and women of the French Resistance. We cannot turn away from them, for the struggle here is not right versus left; it is right versus wrong.”

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Source: Second term of office Speech to the annual conference of the Conservative Political Action Conference, New York, speaking of the rebels (or Contras) seeking to overthrow the Nicaraguan Government (1 March 1985); reported in "Reagan Terms Nicaraguan Rebels 'Moral Equal of Founding Fathers'" in The New York Times (2 March 1985).

70. “Blood that has soaked into the sands of a beach is all of one color. America stands unique in the world: the only country not founded on race but on a way, an ideal. Not in spite of but because of our polyglot background, we have had all the strength in the world. That is the American way.”

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Source: Second term of office While signing the Bill Providing Restitution for the Wartime Internment of Japanese-American Civilians, quoting himself at the funeral of Kazuo Masuda in December 1945 (10 August 1988).

71. “I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at the point of a bayonet, if necessary.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Ronald Reagan, Los Angeles Times, October 20, 1965.

72. “I have a feeling that we are doing better in the war [in Vietnam] than the people have been told.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Ronald Reagan, Los Angeles Times, October 16, 1967.

73. “Right now our main effort is directed toward oxides of nitrogen which comes out of automobile tail pipe and cause the photochemical reactions which color the air a muddy brown. There is no question they are a problem in areas like L.A. where we have a more or less constant temperature inversion trapping the air. But Dr. [John] McKetta lists the findings in his field as his no. 3 shock & surprise. Nature it seems also produces oxides of nitrogen. As a matter of fact nature produces 97% of them.”

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Source: Radio commentary (August 1975).

74. “A troubled and afflicted mankind looks to us, pleading for us to keep our rendezvous with destiny; that we will uphold the principles of self-reliance, self-discipline, morality, and, above all, responsible liberty for every individual that we will become that shining city on a hill.”

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Source: Official Announcement of being a candidate for U.S. President (13 November 1979).

75. “I hope you're all Republican.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Speaking to surgeons as he entered the operating room following a 1981 assassination attempt.http://www.rd.com/content/openContent.do?contentId=26804&pageIndex=1 To which Dr. Joseph Giordano replied, "We're all Republicans today." An alternative version has Reagan saying "Please tell me you're Republicans." (30 March 1981).

76. “By outlawing Solidarity, a free trade organization to which an overwhelming majority of Polish workers and farmers belong, they have made it clear that they never had any intention of restoring one of the most elemental human rights—the right to belong to a free trade union.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Radio Address to the Nation on Solidarity and United States Relations With Poland (1982-10-09). Compare with an earlier Reagan speech: "... where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost. They remind us that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." Labor Day Speech at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey, September 1, 1980 http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/reference/9.1.80.html

77. “You'd be surprised how much being a good actor pays off.”

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Source: First term of office Responding to a question from students at Shanghai's University of Fudan as to which experiences best prepared him for the presidency (30 April 1984), cited by Paul Slansky, The Clothes Have No Emperor.

78. “Recognizing the equality of all men and women, we are willing and able to lift the weak, cradle those who hurt, and nurture the bonds that tie us together as one nation under God.”

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Source: First term of office Address accepting the Republican presidential nomination (23 August 1984).

79. “Make no mistake, abortion-on-demand is not a right granted by the Constitution. No serious scholar, including one disposed to agree with the Court's result, has argued that the framers of the Constitution intended to create such a right.”

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Source: First term of office, Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation (1983): ISBN 0964112531

80. “The decision by the seven-man majority in Roe v. Wade has so far been made to stick. But the Court's decision has by no means settled the debate. Instead, Roe v. Wade has become a continuing prod to the conscience of the nation.”

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81. “Regrettably, we live at a time when some persons do not value all human life. They want to pick and choose which individuals have value.”

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82. “As a nation, we must choose between the sanctity of life ethic and the ‘quality of life’ ethic. I have no trouble identifying the answer our nation has always given to this basic question, and the answer that I hope and pray it will give in the future.”

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83. “As a nation today, we have not rejected the sanctity of human life. The American people have not had an opportunity to express their view on the sanctity of human life in the unborn. I am convinced that Americans do not want to play God with the value of human life. It is not for us to decide who is worthy to live and who is not. Even the Supreme Court's opinion in Roe v. Wade did not explicitly reject the traditional American idea of intrinsic worth and value in all human life; it simply dodged this issue.”

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84. “We must all educate ourselves to the reality of the horrors taking place. Doctors today know that unborn children can feel a touch within the womb and that they respond to pain.”

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85. “Late-term abortions, especially when the baby survives, but is then killed by starvation, neglect, or suffocation, show once again the link between abortion and infanticide. The time to stop both is now.”

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86. “It is possible that the Supreme Court itself may overturn its abortion rulings. We need only recall that in Brown v. Board of Education the court reversed its own earlier ‘separate-but-equal’ decision.”

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87. “As we continue to work to overturn Roe v. Wade, we must also continue to lay the groundwork for a society in which abortion is not the accepted answer to unwanted pregnancy. Pro-life people have already taken heroic steps, often at great personal sacrifice, to provide for unwed mothers.”

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88. “We will never recognize the true value of our own lives until we affirm the value in the life of others.”

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89. “We cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide. My Administration is dedicated to the preservation of America as a free land, and there is no cause more important for preserving that freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning.”

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90. “Freedom is the right to question and change the established way of doing things. It is the continuous revolution of the marketplace. It is the understanding that allows to recognize shortcomings and seek solutions.”

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Source: Second term of office Moscow State University (31 May 1988).

91. “Americans ‘[…]Are not going to tolerate intimidation, terror and outright acts of war against this nation and its people. And we are especially not going to tolerate these attacks from outlaw states run by the strangest collection of misfits, Looney Tunes and squalid criminals since the advent of the Third Reich […] There can be no place on earth where it is safe for these monsters to rest,or train or practice their cruel and deadly. We must act together – or unilateraly, if necessary – to ensue that these terrorists have no sanctuary, anywhere.’”

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Source: Second term of office A speech to the American Bar Association after the TWA Flight 847 hijacking. James Bovard, Terrorism and Tyranny, page 23

92. “In closing, let me thank you, the American people, for giving me the great honor of allowing me to serve as your president. When the Lord calls me home, whenever that day may be, I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future. I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead. Thank you, my friends. May God always bless you.”

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Source: Letter announcing Alzheimer's diagnosis (5 November 1994).

93. “Liberals fought poverty and poverty won.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: As quoted in The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America (2004) by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge, p. 10

94. “You get to know people as individuals. The dreams of people may differ, but everybody wants their dreams to come true. And America, above all places, gives us the freedom to do that”

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Source: as quoted in Who was Ronald Reagan?, by Joyce Milton, page 9 (2004).

95. “Back in 1927, an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for President on the Socialist Party ticket, said that the American people would never vote for socialism but he said under the name of liberalism the American people would adopt every fragment of the socialist program.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine (1961 LP).

96. “Shouldn't someone tag Mr. Kennedy's ‘bold new imaginative’ program with its proper age? Under the tousled boyish haircut it is still old Karl Marx—first launched a century ago. There is nothing new in the idea of a government being Big Brother to us all. Hitler called his ‘State Socialism’ and way before him it was ‘benevolent monarchy.’”

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Source: In a 1960 letter to the GOP presidential candidate Richard Nixon, quoted in Matthew Dallek's The Right Moment: Ronald Reagan's First Victory and the Decisive Turning Point in American Politics (2000), p. 38.

97. “Every morning Nancy and I turn to see what he has to say about people of our respective birth signs.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: 1965, from Reagan's autobiography Where's the Rest of Me?, regarding his "good friend" Hollywood astrologer Carroll Righter.

98. “If it's to be a bloodbath, let it be now. Appeasement is not the answer.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: On what to do about student disruptions at UC Berkeley, quoted in the Los Angeles Times (8 April 1970). Shortly thereafter, Reagan said: "I certainly don't think there should be a bloodbath on campus or anywhere else. It was just a figure of speech." As quoted by United Press International (8 April 1970).

99. “One legislator accused me of having a nineteenth-century attitude on law and order. That is a totally false charge. I have an eighteenth-century attitude. That is when the Founding Fathers made it clear that the safety of law-abiding citizens should be one of the government's primary concerns.”

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Source: Address to the Republican State Central Committee Convention (7 September 1973).

100. “Let it show on the record that when the American people cried out for economic help, Jimmy Carter took refuge behind a dictionary. Well, if it's a definition he wants, I'll give him one. A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Speech in Jersey City, New Jersey (1 September 1980).

101. “When the commander in chief of a nation finds it necessary to order employees of the government or agencies of the government to do things that would technically break the law, he has to be able to declare it legal in order for them to do that.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Response to the Frost-Nixon interviews on the Watergate scandal, UPI (21 May 1977).

102. “The smoke from burning marijuana contains many more cancer-causing substances than tobacco. And if that isn’t enough it leads to bronchitis and emphysema. If adults want to take such chances that is their business. But surely the communications media … should let four million youngsters know what they are risking.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source and Related Info: Taped statement (August 1979). Reagan is on record as opposing legalization of Marijuana: "I also want to applaud you for helping the people of Oregon fight a misguided minority that would legalize marijuana. That would be the worst possible message to send to our young people." Speech (30 July 1986); Reagan's son Michael has disputed the fervor of his opposition: "Of course Dad was for legalization. … He wasn't crazy, he didn't want his kids in jail!"
 • "Reagan's Marijuana Comments Cause Stir" (11 May 2002)

103. “And I have to point out that government doesn't tax to get the money it needs, government always needs the money it gets.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Bush-Reagan Debate 1980 on Taxes at League of Women Voters. (24 April 1980) (video footage).

104. “[Evolution] has in recent years been challenged in the world of science and is not yet believed in the scientific community to be as infallible as it once was believed. But if it was going to be taught in the schools, then I think that also the biblical theory of creation, which is not a theory but the biblical story of creation, should also be taught.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Press conference at evangelical event in Dallas, Texas. (22 August 1980).

105. “Approximately 80 percent of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation. So let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards for man-made sources.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Ronald Reagan, Sierra (10 September 1980).

106. “With regard to the freedom of the individual for choice with regard to abortion, there's one individual who's not being considered at all. That's the one who is being aborted. And I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Anderson-Reagan Presidential Debate (21 September 1980)

107. “I have flown twice over Mount St. Helens. I'm not a scientist and I don't know the figures, but I have a suspicion that one little mountain out there, in these last several months, has probably released more sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere than has been released in the last ten years of automobile driving or things of that kind.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Ronald Reagan, Time magazine (20 October 1980).

108. “There you go again. When I opposed Medicare, there was another piece of legislation meeting the same problem before the Congress. I happened to favor the other piece of legislation and thought that it would be better for the senior citizens to provide better care than the one that was finally passed.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Presidential debate, in response to criticism by Carter about Reagan's position on Medicare (28 October 1980)].

109. “Those who would trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state have told us that they have a utopian solution of peace without victory. They call their policy ‘accommodation.’ And they say if we only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy, he will forget his evil ways and learn to love us. All who oppose them are indicted as warmongers.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Pre-presidency, A Time for Choosing (1964): A Time for Choosing (27 October 1964) This was a televised speech in support of the presidential campaign of Senator Barry Goldwater; often referred to as "The Speech" which launched Reagan's career as a politician. Reagan gave other versions of this speech throughout the country, at various points during the Goldwater campaign.

110. “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness. We will keep in mind and remember that Barry Goldwater has faith in us. He has faith that you and I have the ability and the dignity and the right to make our own decisions and determine our own destiny.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Pre-presidency, A Time for Choosing (1964): A Time for Choosing (27 October 1964) This was a televised speech in support of the presidential campaign of Senator Barry Goldwater; often referred to as "The Speech" which launched Reagan's career as a politician. Reagan gave other versions of this speech throughout the country, at various points during the Goldwater campaign.

111. “Thomas Jefferson made a comment about the Presidency and age. He said that one should not worry about one's exact chronological age in reference to his ability to perform one's task. And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Remarks at the Annual Salute to Congress Dinner (4 February 1981).

112. “This is not the time for political fun and games. This is the time for a new beginning. I ask you now to put aside any feelings of frustration or helplessness about our political institutions and join me in this dramatic but responsible plan to reduce the enormous burden of Federal taxation on you and your family.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Address to the Nation (27 July 1981).

113. “I never knew anything above Cs.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Describing his academic record to Barbara Walters (27 November 1981), cited by Paul Slansky, The Clothes Have No Emperor.

114. “When the chips are down and the decisions are made as to who the candidates will be, then the 11th commandment prevails and everybody goes to work, and that is: Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Remarks in New York City at a Reception for Delegates to the State Republican Convention (17 June 1982), this is a restatement of "The Eleventh Commandment" by California Republican Party Chairman Gaylord Parkinson, which Reagan first used in 1966.

115. “With the destructive power of today's weapons, keeping the peace is not just a goal; it's a sacred obligation. But maintaining peace requires more than sincerity and idealism—more than optimism and good will. As you know well, peace is a product of hard, strenuous labor by those dedicated to its preservation. It requires realism, not wishful thinking.”

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Source: First term of office "Toasts of the President and United Nations Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar at a Luncheon in New York City ," June 17, 1982. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.

116. “Well, I learned a lot. … You'd be surprised. They're all individual countries.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Quoted by Lou Cannon in his article Latin [American] Trip an Eye-Opener for Reagan in The Washington Post (6 December 1982).

117. “Let us be aware that while they [the Soviet leadership] preach the supremacy of the state, declare its omnipotence over individual man, and predict its eventual domination of all peoples on the earth, they are the focus of evil in the modern world.”

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Source: First term of office Speech to the National Association of Evangelicals (8 March 1983).

118. “The only way there could be war is if they start it; we're not going to start a war.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: First term of office Declaring what he would tell Yuri Andropov, head of the Soviet Union, were he in the room; in an interview for People magazine (12 June 1983).

119. “Not to the extent of throwing up my hands and saying, ‘Well, it's all over.’ No. I think whichever generation and at whatever time, when the time comes, the generation that is there, I think will have to go on doing what they believe is right.”

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Source: First term of office Answer to question about whether he's mused about Armageddon.Interview for People magazine (12 June 1983).

120. “Until now has there ever been a time in which so many of the prophecies are coming together? There have been times in the past when people thought the end of the world was coming, and so forth, but never anything like this.”

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Source: First term of office Ronald Reagan (6 December 1983), cited by Paul Slansky, The Clothes Have No Emperor.

121. “America's future rests in a thousand dreams inside your hearts. It rests in the message of hope in songs of a man so many young Americans admire -- New Jersey's own, Bruce Springsteen.”

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Source: First term of office Speech in Hammonton, N.J. (19 September 1984).

122. “If you read the letter, you will find there is nothing wrong with it.”

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Source: First term of office Commenting on a letter that Reagan had written to Richard Nixon in 1960 regarding John F. Kennedy, as quoted in The New York Times (27 October 1984). The letter to Nixon said: "Unfortunately, he is a powerful speaker with an appeal to the emotions. He leaves little doubt that his idea of the 'challenging new world' is one in which the Federal Government will grow bigger and do more and of course spend more....One last thought — shouldn't someone tag Mr. Kennedy's bold new imaginative program with its proper age? Under the tousled boyish haircut is still old Karl Marx — first launched a century ago. There is nothing new in the idea of a Government being Big Brother to us all. Hitler called his 'State Socialism' and way before him it was 'benevolent monarchy.'"

123. “If we look to the answer as to why for so many years we achieved so much, prospered as no other people on earth, it was because here in this land we unleashed the energy and individual genius of man to a greater extent than has ever been done before. Freedom and the dignity of the individual have been more available and assured here than in any other place on earth. The price for this freedom at times has been high, but we have never been unwilling to pay the price.”

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Source: First term of office, First Inaugural address (1981): Washington, D. C. (20 January 1981) - Full text online

124. “I know it's hard to understand, but sometimes painful things like this happen. It's all of the process of exploration and discovery. It's all part of taking a chance and expanding man's horizons. The future doesn't belong to the faint-hearted. It belongs to the brave.”

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Source: Second term of office quoted in Who was Ronald Reagan?, by Joyce Milton, page 85 (2004).

125. “I intend to go right on appointing highly qualified individuals of the highest personal integrity to the bench, individuals who understand the danger of short-circuiting the electoral process and disenfranchising the people through judicial activism.”

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Source: Second term of office Remarks During a White House Briefing for United States Attorneys (21 October 1985).

126. “We're going forward with research on a new Orient Express that could, by the end of the decade, take off from Dulles Airport, accelerate up to 25 times the speed of sound, attaining low Earth orbit or flying to Tokyo within two hours.”

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Source: Second term of office State of the Union address, Date: 1986-02-26, quoted in Michael Kilian (1986-03-05), "Hypersonic flight just a hyperbolic Reagan rhapsody", The Evening Independent

127. “Today we have done what we had to do. If necessary, we shall do it again. It gives me no pleasure to say that, and I wish it were otherwise... When our citizens are abused or attacked anywhere in the world on the direct orders of a hostile regime, we will respond so long as I'm in this Oval Office. Self-defense is not only our right; it is our duty. … Despite our repeated warnings, Qadhafi continued his reckless policy of intimidation, his relentless pursuit of terror. He counted on America to be passive. He counted wrong.”

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Source: Second term of office Address to the Nation on the United States Air Strike Against Libya (14 April 1986).

128. “The other day, someone told me the difference between a democracy and a people's democracy. It's the same difference between a jacket and a straitjacket.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Second term of office Remarks at Human Rights Day event (10 December 1986).

129. “The charge has been made that the United States has shipped weapons to Iran as ransom payment for the release of American hostages in Lebanon, that the United States undercut its allies and secretly violated American policy against trafficking with terrorists.... Those charges are utterly false.... We did not — repeat — did not trade weapons or anything else for hostages, nor will we.”

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Source: Second term of office television address (13 November 1986).

130. “It's reported that John Adams' last words were, ‘Thomas Jefferson survives.’ History tells us, however, that Jefferson had died shortly before John Adams passed away. But Adams was right. All of us stand in tribute to the truth of those words. We proclaim it again and again with our dedication to keeping this a land of liberty and justice for all, and through our deeds and actions, to ensure that this country remains a bastion of freedom, the last best hope for mankind. As long as a love of liberty is emblazoned on our hearts, Jefferson lives.”

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Source: Second term of office Remarks Announcing America's Economic Bill of Rights (3 July 1987).

131. “If a tax hike makes it to my desk, I'll veto it in less time than it takes Vanna White to turn the letters V-E-T-O!”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Second term of office Speech regarding planned Democratic tax hikes (16 July 1987).

132. “We have found, in our country, that when people have the right to make decisions as close to home as possible, they usually make the right decisions.”

—Ronald Reagan

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Source: Address to the International Committee for the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R. (17 September 1990).

133. “Although I held public office for a total of sixteen years, I also thought of myself as a citizen-politician, not a career one. Every now and then when I was in government, I would remind my associates that ‘When we start thinking of government as 'us' instead of 'them,' we've been here too long.’ By that I mean that elected officeholders need to retain a certain skepticism about the perfectibility of government.”

—Ronald Reagan

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