Trust the people -- that is the crucial lesson of history.
It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available.
I believe that the most essential element of our defense of freedom is our insistence on speaking out for the cause of religious liberty.
The state of California has no business subsidizing intellectual curiosity.
Human beings are not animals, and I do not want to see sex and sexual differences treated as casually and amorally as dogs and other beasts treat them. I believe this could happen under the ERA.
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
It is the Soviet Union that runs against the tide of history . . . . [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.
The Founding Fathers believed that faith in God was the key to our being a good people and America's becoming a great nation.
Millions of individuals making their own decisions in the marketplace will always allocate resources better than any centralized government planning process.
When PLO sniper fire is followed by 14 hours of Israeli bombardment, that's stretching the definition of defensive action too far.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.
I oppose registration for the draft... because I believe the security of freedom can best be achieved by security through freedom.
In the 38th chapter of Ezekiel, it says that the land of Israel will come under attack by the armies of the ungodly nations, and it says that Libya will be among them. Do you understand the significance of that? Libya has now gone Communist, and that's a sign that the day of Armageddon isn't far off
May every day be a new beginning, and every dawn bring us closer to that shining city upon a hill.
I have only one thing to say to the tax increasers: Go ahead, make my day.
The criminal element now calculates that crime really does pay.
We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.
The economic welfare of all our people must ultimately stem not from government programs, but from the wealth created by a vigorous private sector.
We stand together as we did two centuries ago, One people under God determined that our future shall be worthy of our past.
We didn't discover our values in a poll taken a week before the convention.
I would have voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
I am an environmentalist. ... I am for clean air.
I just have to believe that with love for our natural heritage and a firm resolve to preserve it with wisdom and care, we can and will give the American land to our children, not impaired, but enhanced. And in doing this, we'll honor the great and loving God who gave us this land in the first place.
They say hard work never hurt anybody, but I figure why take the chance.
Individual liberty depends upon keeping government under control.
With our eyes fixed on the future, but recognizing the realities of today, we will achieve our destiny to be as a shining city on a hill for all mankind to see.
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.
Yes, the deficit doctors have their scalpels out all right, but they're not poised over the budget. That's as fat as ever and getting fatter. What they're ready to operate on is your wallet.
What is important is that one strives to achieve a goal.