These gentlemen are the moral equivalents of America's founding fathers.

-Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan

People don't start wars, governments do.

Ronald Reagan
Many a man has failed because he had his wishbone where his backbone should have been.
Ronald Reagan

It ought to be remembered by all [that] the Games more than 2,000 years ago started as a means of bringing peace between the Greek city-states. And in those days, even if a war was going on, they called off the war in order to hold the Games. I wish we were still as civilized.

Ronald Reagan
People who think a tax boost will cure inflation are the same ones who believe another drink will cure a hangover.
Ronald Reagan

America is to great to dream small dreams.

Ronald Reagan
The people's instincts are still right. You see them come to the rescue of someone-a child who falls down a well-hundreds of people rush to help, and labor and equipment are volunteered without any thought of who's going to pay for it. This is a basic feeling in Americans. They don't stand back in such a circumstance and ask what the government's going to do about it.
Ronald Reagan

We know that this mad dog of the Middle East has a goal of a world revolution. (On Muammar Qaddafi of Libya)

Ronald Reagan
Throughout our history, We Americans have been willing to meet great challenges and do what is right when our destiny demanded it.
Ronald Reagan

When our Founding Fathers passed the First Amendment, they sought to protect churches from government interference. They never intended to construct a wall of hostility between government and the concept of religious belief itself.

Ronald Reagan
You hear a lot of jokes every once in a while about 'Silent Cal Coolidge.' The joke is on the people who make the jokes. Look at his record. He cut the taxes four times. We had probably the greatest growth and prosperity that we've ever known. I have taken heed of that because if he did that by doing nothing, maybe that's the answer.