Professional politicians like to talk about the value of experience in government. Nuts! The only experience you gain in politics is how to be political.

-Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan

I think the presidency is an institution over which you have temporary custody.

Ronald Reagan
We the people tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us.
Ronald Reagan

Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is.

Ronald Reagan
A people free to choose will always choose peace.
Ronald Reagan

A state is nothing more than a reflection of its citizens; the more decent the citizens, the more decent the state.

Ronald Reagan
Let's face it.., our current [immigration control] system is like a busy intersection without a traffic cop: sure there are laws on the books, but absent enforcement, there are too many accidents.
Ronald Reagan

General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

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

We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.

Ronald Reagan
Accepting a government grant with its accompanying rules is like marrying a girl and finding out her entire family is moving in with you before the honeymoon.