Free enterprise is a rough and competitive game. It is a hell of a lot better than a government monopoly.

-Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan

We might come closer to balancing the Budget if all of us lived closer to the Commandments and the Golden Rule.

Ronald Reagan
When a business or an individual spends more than it makes, it goes bankrupt. When government does it, it sends you the bill. And when government does it for 40 years, the bill comes in two ways: higher taxes and inflation. Make no mistake about it, inflation is a tax and not by accident.
Ronald Reagan

There are those, of course, who claim we must give up freedom in exchange for economic progress. Well, pardon me, but anyone trying to sell you that line is no better than a three-card-trick man. One thing becoming more clear every day is that freedom and progress go hand in hand. Throughout the developing world, people are rejecting socialism because they see that it doesn't empower people, it impoverishes them.

Ronald Reagan
The Soviet Union is the focus of evil in the modern world.
Ronald Reagan

Wearing love beads and touting our sincerity will not make this a safer world.

Ronald Reagan
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
Ronald Reagan

Nations do not distrust each other because they are armed. They are armed because they distrust each other.

Ronald Reagan
If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen. Ronald Reaga
Ronald Reagan

Middle age is when you're faced with two temptations and you choose the one that will get you home by nine o'clock.

Ronald Reagan
Today it is difficult to find leaders who are independent of the forces that have brought us our problems: The Congress, the bureaucracy, the lobbyists, big business, and big labor.