If you put it on the table as a bargaining chip, it becomes a bargaining chip

-Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan

When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.

Ronald Reagan
We are going to put an end to the notion that the American taxpayer exists to fund the Federal Government.
Ronald Reagan

Government must not supersede the will of the people or the responsibilities of the people. The function of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.

Ronald Reagan
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 Congress, and you and I must never rest until it does. Unless and until it can be proven that the unborn child is not a living entity, then its right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness must be protected.
Ronald Reagan

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

Ronald Reagan
Terrorism is the preferred weapon of weak and evil men.
Ronald Reagan

You know, it was only a generation ago that actors couldn't be buried in the churchyard.

Ronald Reagan
We speak with pride and admiration of that little band of Americans who overcame insuperable odds to set this nation on course 200 years ago. But our glory didn't end with them. Americans ever since have emulated their deeds.
Ronald Reagan

Someone told me it was a round thing that gobbles up money. I thought that was Tip O'Neill.

Ronald Reagan
One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project, most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it.