Directly down the lawn and accross the Ellipse from the White House are those ordered, classic lines of the Jefferson Memorial and the eyes of the 19-foot statue that gaze directly into the White House, a reminder to any of us who might occupy that mansion of the quality of mind and generosity of heart that once abided there and has been so rarely seen there again.

-Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan

It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available.

Ronald Reagan
It is the tendency of Government to grow, for practices and programs to become the nearest thing to eternal life we'll see on this earth.
Ronald Reagan

Our nation was built and civilized by men and women who used guns in self-defense and in pursuit of peace. One wonders indeed, if the rising crime rate, isn't due as much as anything to the criminal's instinctive knowledge that the average victim no longer has means of self-protection.

Ronald Reagan
How could an actor become president?
Ronald Reagan

For three decades, we have sought to solve the problems of unemployment through government planning, and the more the plans fail, the more the planners plan.

Ronald Reagan
Bobby Kennedy is so concerned with poverty because he didn't have any as a kid.
Ronald Reagan

Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.

Ronald Reagan
Over hundred years ago Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act. There was wide distribution of land and they didn't confiscate anyone's privately owned land... We need an industrial Homestead Act.
Ronald Reagan

. . . Government should do only those things the people cannot do for themselves.

Ronald Reagan
America was founded by people who believe that God was their rock of safety. I recognize we must be cautious in claiming that God is on our side, but I think it's all right to keep asking if we're on His side.