An actor knows two important things - to be honest in what he is doing and to be in touch with the audience. That's not bad advice for a politician either.

-Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan

All systems are capitalist. It's just a matter of who owns and controls the capital -- ancient king, dictator, or private individual. We should properly be looking at the contrast between a free market system where individuals have the right to live like kings if they have the ability to earn that right and government control of the market system such as we find today in socialist nations.

Ronald Reagan
I have left orders to be awakened at any time during national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.
Ronald Reagan

Americans are not going to tolerate intimidation, terror and outright acts of war against this nation and its people. And we are especially not going to tolerate these attacks from outlaw states run by the strangest collection of misfits, Looney Tunes and squalid criminals since the advent of the Third Reich ... There can be no place on earth where it is safe for these monsters to rest,or train or practice their cruel and deadly. We must act together - or unilateraly, if necessary - to ensue that these terrorists have no sanctuary, anywhere.

Ronald Reagan
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
Ronald Reagan

These gentlemen are the moral equivalents of America's founding fathers.

Ronald Reagan
Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. Ronald Reaga
Ronald Reagan

Great nations which fail to meet their responsibilities to God are consigned to the dust bin of history. We grew from that small, weak republic which had as its assets spirit, optimism, faith in God and an unshakeable belief that free men and women could govern themselves wisely. We became the leader of the free world, an example for all those who cherish freedom. If we are to continue to be that example-if we are to preserve our own freedom-we must understand those who would dominate us and deal with them with determination.

Ronald Reagan
America is too great for small dreams.
Ronald Reagan

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.

Ronald Reagan
I intend to go right on appointing highly qualified individuals of the highest personal integrity to the bench, individuals who understand the danger of short-circuiting the electoral process and disenfranchising the people through judicial activism.