We have every right to dream heroic dreams.

-Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan

I'm beginning to wonder if the symbol of the United States pretty soon isn't going to be an ambassador with a flag under his arm climbing into an escape helicopter.

Ronald Reagan
I just don't think it's good for us to be run out of town. (Refusing to cancel Secretary of State visit to Moscow)
Ronald Reagan

There are many well-meaning people today who work at placing an economic floor beneath all of us so that no one shall exist below a certain level or standard of living, and certainly we don't quarrel with this. But look more closely and you may find that all too often these well-meaning people are building a ceiling above which no one shall be permitted to climb and between the two are pressing us all into conformity, into a mold of standardized mediocrity.

Ronald Reagan
If we miss this chance to make a fresh start, we may look back on this moment from some later vantage point and realize how much that failure cost us all.
Ronald Reagan

When those who are governed do too little, those who govern can - and often will - do too much.

Ronald Reagan
The federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government.
Ronald Reagan

It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?

Ronald Reagan
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of these United States are covenants we have made not only with ourselves, but with all mankind. Our founding documents proclaim to the world that freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few. It is the universal right of all God's children.
Ronald Reagan

I don't have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.

Ronald Reagan
If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.