Respect for human rights is not social work; it is not merely an act of compassion. It is the first obligation of government and the source of its legitimacy.

-Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan

I have only one thing to say to the tax increasers: Go ahead, make my day.

Ronald Reagan
Facts are stupid things — stubborn things, I should say.
Ronald Reagan

The White House is the leakiest place I've ever been in. (On special measures to ensure secrecy of plans to bomb Libya)

Ronald Reagan
America has always been greatest when we dared to be great. We can reach for greatness again. We can follow our dreams to distant stars, living and working in space for peaceful, economic, and scientific gain. Tonight, I am directing NASA to develop a permanently manned space station, and to do it within a decade.
Ronald Reagan

I'm just a citizen temporarily in public service.

Ronald Reagan
This is a matter of vital importance to the public safety ... While we recognize that assault-weapon legislation will not stop all assault-weapon crime, statistics prove that we can dry up the supply of these guns, making them less accessible to criminals.
Ronald Reagan

Are you better off than you were four years ago? One of my favorite quotes Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores ... Is there more or less unemployment?

Ronald Reagan
Facts are stupid things.
Ronald Reagan

There were so many candidates on the platform that there were not enough promises to go around.

Ronald Reagan
Where there's liberty, art succeeds.