We stand together as we did two centuries ago, One people under God determined that our future shall be worthy of our past.
We owe this freedom of choice and action to those men and women in uniform who have served this nation and its interests in time of need. In particular, we are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.
Freedom-loving people around the world must say . . . I am a refugee in a crowded boat foundering off the coast of Vietnam. I am Laotian, a Cambodian, a Cuban, and a Miskito Indian in Nicaragua. I, too, am a potential victim of totalitarianism.
If I'd gotten the job I wanted at Montgomery Ward, I suppose I would never have left Illinois.
The future doesn't belong to the light-hearted. It belongs to the brave.
You can't be for big government, big taxes and big bureaucracy and still be for the little guy.
Isn't it strange that ... people build walls to keep an enemy out, and there's only one part of the world and one philosophy where they have to build walls to keep their people in
Christopher Columbus was looking for a passage to India, but he landed in America. He landed in the wrong place, and when he got back, he wasn't sure where he'd been. But most important of all, he did it on someone else's money.
I have seen the rise of fascism and communism. Both philosophies glorify the arbitrary power of the state... But both theories fail. Both deny those God-given liberties that are the inalienable right of each person on this planet, indeed, they deny the existence of God.
We have to realize that this country in its private sector has been fighting the most successful war on poverty the world has seen for the last 200 years.
Everywhere we go, Nancy makes the world a little better.
The task that has fallen to us as Americans is to move the conscience of the world, to keep alive the hope and dream of freedom. For if we fail or falter, there'll be no place for the world's oppressed to flee to. This is not a role we sought. We preach no manifest destiny. But like the Americans wh
Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means. 1
More than a decade ago, a Supreme Court decision literally wiped off the books of fifty states statutes protecting the rights of unborn children. Abortion on demand now takes the lives of up to 1.5 million unborn children a year. Human life legislation ending this tragedy will some day pass the Cong
What would this country be without this great land of ours.
I told you once that [our marriage] was like an adolescent's dream of what marriage should be like. That hasn't changed.
If we get the federal government out of the classroom, maybe we'll get God back in.
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.
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.
We've been blessed with the opportunity to stand for something - for liberty and freedom and fairness. And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to.
I believe no challenge is more important to the character of America than restoring the right to life to all human beings.
I just don't think it's good for us to be run out of town. (Refusing to cancel Secretary of State visit to Moscow)
I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing.
The District of Columbia is one gigantic ear.
Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.
If it's to be a bloodbath, let it be now. Appeasement is not the answer.
Our principles were revolutionary. We began as a small, weak republic. But we survived. Our example inspired others, imperfectly at times, but it inspired them nevertheless. This constitutional republic, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal, prospered
I notice that all of the people who support abortion are already born.
To grasp and hold a vision, that is the very essence of successful leadership-not only on the movie set where I learned it, but everywhere.
You and I have a rendevous with destiny.