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

-Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan

Isn't it interesting that all of those people who support the choice of abortion have already been born?

Ronald Reagan
Government is the people's business and every man, woman and child becomes a shareholder with the first penny of tax paid.
Ronald Reagan

George Burns . . . the only man I know who does fool Mother Nature.

Ronald Reagan
From my mother I learned the value of prayer, how to have dreams and believe I could make them come true.
Ronald Reagan

Perhaps no custom reveals our character as a Nation so clearly as our celebration of Thanksgiving Day. Rooted deeply in our Judeo-Christian heritage, the practice of offering thanksgiving underscores our unshakable belief in God as the foundation of our Nation and our firm reliance upon Him from Whom all blessings flow.

Ronald Reagan
The future doesn't belong to the light-hearted. It belongs to the brave.
Ronald Reagan

The destiny of man is not measured by material computations. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we’re spirits—not animals…. There’s something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.

Ronald Reagan
Some months before I declared, I asked for a meeting and crossed the border to meet with the president of Mexico. I did not go with a plan. I went, as I said in my announcement address, to ask him his ideas - how we could make the border something other than a locale for a nine-foot fence.
Ronald Reagan

I think, too, that we've got to recognize that where the preservation of a natural resource like the redwoods is concerned, that there is a common sense limit. I mean, if you've looked at a hundred thousand acres or so of trees-you know, a tree is a tree, how many more do you need to look at?Opposing expansion of Redwood National Park.

Ronald Reagan
If history teaches anything, it teaches that self-delusion in the face of unpleasant facts is folly.