Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ronald Reagan; Wisdom in Quotations

He may not have been quite perfect, but he was the fantastic leader we needed to restore our nation after the Carter presidency.  I pray to God Almighty that another such American leader steps up to save and restore our nation yet again in our dire need.

"Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and Hell where they already have it."
- Ronald Reagan


"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


"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

2 comments:

Dave Splash said...

He made great soundbites, too bad he was such a mediocre president.

T. Paine said...

Dave, Reagan was by far the best president we have had in my lifetime.

He restored a country on the verge of economic catastrophe thanks to the mismanagement of congress and the Carter administration and he was directly responsible for America winning the cold war. Few presidents can claim a better legacy than that in the 20th century.

I cannot help but think what kind of legacy President Obama will have, but if he continues as he is doing, it will be one of utter failure, and very well could be one of presiding over the final destruction of America altogether, sir.