In an atmosphere of liberty, artists and patrons are free to think the unthinkable and create the audacious; they are free to make both horrendous mistakes and glorious celebrations.

-Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan

We have consistently supported a legalization program which is both generous to the alien and fair to the countless thousands of people throughout the world who seek legally to come to America. The legalization provisions in this act will go far to improve the lives of a class of individuals who now must hide in the shadows, without access to many of the benefits of a free and open society. Very soon many of these men and women will be able to step into the sunlight and, ultimately, if they choose, they may become Americans.

Ronald Reagan
There you go again. When I opposed Medicare, there was another piece of legislation meeting the same problem before the Congress. I happened to favor the other piece of legislation and thought that it would be better for the senior citizens to provide better care than the one that was finally passed.
Ronald Reagan

Our country is great because it is built on principles of self-reliance, opportunity, innovation, and compassion for others.

Ronald Reagan
The United States trades more with the province of Ontario alone than with Japan.
Ronald Reagan

For too long, too many people dependent on Social Security have been cruelly frightened by individuals seeking political gain through demagoguery and outright falsehood, and this must stop.

Ronald Reagan
Trust, but verify.
Ronald Reagan

There is a mandate to impose a voluntary return to traditional values.

Ronald Reagan
California produces 40% of America's fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts - the kind you eat. We have had a bumper crop of the other variety, too.
Ronald Reagan

Free enterprise has done more to reduce poverty than all the government programs dreamed up by Democrats.

Ronald Reagan
I want to talk about political and economic fairy tales.