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Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States, serving from 1981 to 1989. Prior to that, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975 and a radio, film and television actor. - Wikipedia

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Quote 380by Anonymous on 01/01/2011

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.
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    Quote 680by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

    In an atmosphere of liberty, artists and patrons are free to think the unthinkable and create the audacious; they are free to make both horrendous mistakes and glorious celebrations.
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      Quote 840by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

      We need true tax reform that will at least make a start toward restoring for our children the American Dream that wealth is denied to no one, that each individual has the right to fly as high as his strength and ability will take him.
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        Quote 1144by Anonymous on 10/01/2011

        It is the march of freedom and democracy which will leave Marxism- Leninism on the ash heap of history as it has left other tyrannies which stifle the freedom and muzzle the self-expression of the people.
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          Quote 1253by Anonymous on 11/01/2011

          One definition of an economist is somebody who sees something happen in practice and wonders if it will work in theory.
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            Quote 1829by Anonymous on 16/01/2011

            I hope that when you are my age, you will be able to say as I have been able to say: We lived in freedom. We lived lives that were a statement, not an apology.
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              Quote 1864by Anonymous on 18/01/2011

              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 government himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?
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                Quote 1998by Anonymous on 20/01/2011

                You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.
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                Quote 2051by Anonymous on 21/01/2011

                Freedom is the recognition that no single person, no single authority or government has a monopoly on the truth, but that every individual life is infinitely precious, that every one of us put in this world has been put there for a reason and has something to offer.
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                  Quote 2055by Anonymous on 21/01/2011

                  The Goliath of totalitarianism will be brought down by the David of the microchip.
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                    Quote 2163by Anonymous on 24/01/2011

                    We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free.
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                      Quote 2458by Anonymous on 30/01/2011

                      Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
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                        Quote 2522by Anonymous on 31/01/2011

                        Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem.
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                          Quote 2657by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                          Life is just one grand sweet song, so start the music.
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                            Quote 2705by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                            Some of your countrymen were unable to distinguish between their native dislike for war and the stainless patriotism of those who suffered its scars. But there has been a rethinking and now we can say to you, and say as a nation, thank you for your courage.
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                              Quote 2757by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                              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 us to recognize shortcomings and seek solutions.
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                                Quote 2807by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born.
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                                  Quote 2842by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                  Have we the courage and the will to face up to the immorality and discrimination of the progressive tax, and demand a return to traditional proportionate taxation?
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                                    Quote 2878by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                    Trust the people. This is the one irrefutable lesson of the entire postwar period contradicting the notion that rigid government controls are essential to economic development.
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                                      Quote 2925by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                      Government does not tax to get the money it needs; government always finds a need for the money it gets.
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                                        Quote 2962by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                        No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size.
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                                          Quote 3081by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                                          Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
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                                            Quote 3166by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                            America is no stronger than its people - and that means you and me. Well, I believe in you, and I believe that if we work together then one day we will say, "We fought the good fight. We finished the race. We kept the faith." And to our children and our children's children we can say, "We did all that could be done in the brief time that was given to us here on earth."
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                                              Quote 3214by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                              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.
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                                                Quote 3297by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                                There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits on the human capacity for intelligence, imagination and wonder.
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                                                  Quote 3371by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                                  If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.
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                                                    Quote 3374by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                                    A government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth.
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                                                      Quote 3443by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                                                      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.
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                                                        Quote 3511by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                                                        Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
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                                                          Quote 3522by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                                                          The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and 'slipped the surly bonds of earth' to 'touch the face of God.'
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                                                            Quote 3533by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                                                            The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
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                                                              Quote 3535by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                                                              As government expands, liberty contracts.
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                                                                Quote 3659by Anonymous on 08/02/2011

                                                                Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself.
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                                                                  Quote 3663by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                                                                  History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
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                                                                    Quote 3730by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                                                                    Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.
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                                                                      Quote 3773by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                                                                      Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
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                                                                        Quote 3788by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                                                                        Are you entitled to the fruits of your labor or does government have some presumptive right to spend and spend and spend?
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                                                                          Quote 3799by Anonymous on 10/02/2011

                                                                          Our natural, inalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation from government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment.
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                                                                            Quote 3928by Anonymous on 11/02/2011

                                                                            I had a dream the other night. I dreamed that Jimmy Carter came to me and asked why I wanted his job. I told him I didn't want his job. I want to be President.
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                                                                              Quote 3971by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                                                                              The thought of being president frightens me. I do not think I want the job.
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                                                                                Quote 4051by Anonymous on 13/02/2011

                                                                                The federal government has taken too much tax money from the people, too much authority from the states, and too much liberty with the Constitution.
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                                                                                  Quote 4165by Anonymous on 15/02/2011

                                                                                  You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream -- the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order -- or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism.
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                                                                                    Quote 4194by Anonymous on 16/02/2011

                                                                                    I think the best possible social program is a job.
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                                                                                      Quote 4213by Anonymous on 18/02/2011

                                                                                      Outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector.
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                                                                                        Quote 4354by Anonymous on 20/02/2011

                                                                                        We who live in free market societies believe that growth, prosperity and ultimately human fulfillment, are created from the bottom up, not the government down. Only when the human spirit is allowed to invent and create, only when individuals are given a personal stake in deciding economic policies and benefitting from their success -- only then can societies remain economically alive, dynamic, progressive, and free.
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                                                                                          Quote 4360by Anonymous on 20/02/2011

                                                                                          Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.
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                                                                                            Quote 4422by Anonymous on 21/02/2011

                                                                                            The greatness of our country has been based on our thinking that everyone has a right even to be wrong.
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                                                                                              Quote 4687by Anonymous on 25/02/2011

                                                                                              The West will not contain Communism, it will transcend Communism. We will not bother to denounce it, we'll dismiss it as a sad, bizarre chapter in human history whose last pages are even now being written.
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                                                                                                Quote 4705by Anonymous on 25/02/2011

                                                                                                Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.
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                                                                                                  Quote 4730by Anonymous on 26/02/2011

                                                                                                  There are some who've forgotten why we have a military. It's not to promote war; it's to be prepared for peace.
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                                                                                                    Quote 4800by Anonymous on 28/02/2011

                                                                                                    I believe the highest aspiration of man should be individual freedom and the development of the individual.
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                                                                                                      Quote 4832by Anonymous on 01/03/2011

                                                                                                      A people free to choose will always choose peace.
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                                                                                                        Quote 5221by Anonymous on 05/06/2011

                                                                                                        There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
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                                                                                                          Quote 5487by Anonymous on 06/07/2011

                                                                                                          Coersion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.
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                                                                                                            Quote 5943by Anonymous on 07/09/2011

                                                                                                            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.
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                                                                                                              Quote 6566by Anonymous on 29/09/2011

                                                                                                              All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
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                                                                                                                Quote 6678by Anonymous on 03/10/2011

                                                                                                                People don't start wars, governments do.
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                                                                                                                  Quote 6867by Anonymous on 12/10/2011

                                                                                                                  I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.
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                                                                                                                    Quote 6946by Anonymous on 14/10/2011

                                                                                                                    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 first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.
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                                                                                                                      Quote 7188by Anonymous on 27/10/2011

                                                                                                                      To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last--but eat you he will.
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                                                                                                                        Quote 8337by Anonymous on 06/05/2012

                                                                                                                        One picture is worth 1,000 denials.
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                                                                                                                          Quote 8357by Anonymous on 07/05/2012

                                                                                                                          We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
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                                                                                                                            Quote 8894by Anonymous on 04/06/2012

                                                                                                                            The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
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                                                                                                                              Quote 9494by Anonymous on 01/08/2012

                                                                                                                              Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.
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                                                                                                                                Quote 9638by Anonymous on 10/08/2012

                                                                                                                                You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.
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                                                                                                                                  Quote 9772by Anonymous on 23/08/2012

                                                                                                                                  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.
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                                                                                                                                    Quote 9850by Anonymous on 26/08/2012

                                                                                                                                    Don't be afraid to see what you see.
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                                                                                                                                      Quote 9974by Anonymous on 06/09/2012

                                                                                                                                      Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.
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                                                                                                                                        Quote 10074by Anonymous on 11/09/2012

                                                                                                                                        I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.
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                                                                                                                                          Quote 10341by Anonymous on 28/09/2012

                                                                                                                                          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.
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                                                                                                                                            Quote 10473by Anonymous on 07/10/2012

                                                                                                                                            Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.
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                                                                                                                                              Quote 10710by Anonymous on 22/10/2012

                                                                                                                                              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.
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                                                                                                                                                Quote 11030by Anonymous on 17/11/2012

                                                                                                                                                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.
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                                                                                                                                                  Quote 11185by Anonymous on 30/11/2012

                                                                                                                                                  No arsenal ... is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.
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                                                                                                                                                    Quote 11291by Anonymous on 10/12/2012

                                                                                                                                                    It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available.
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                                                                                                                                                      Quote 13290by Anonymous on 04/07/2013

                                                                                                                                                      Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
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