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Top 50 Best Ronald Reagan Quotes about Freedom

Ronal Reagan Smiling in Front of American Flag

Quote of Ronald Reagan: Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician who served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989 and became a highly influential voice of modern conservatism. We hope you enjoy our list of Ronald Reagan Quotes.

Common Ask Questions about Ronald Regan

When was Ronald Reagan born?

Ronald Reagan was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois.

When did Ronald Reagan die?

Ronald Reagan died on June 5, 2004, in Los Angeles, California.

Our Favorite Quotes of Ronald Reagan

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

“If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.”

“I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”

“Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.”

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”

“Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.”

“There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.”

“As government expands, liberty contracts.”

“Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.”

“I have left orders to be awakened at any time during national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.”

“The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.”

“How do you tell a Communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”

“Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.”

“Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.”

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“Sometimes when I'm faced with an atheist, I am tempted to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that one could ever serve, and when we have finished eating that magnificent dinner, to ask him if he believes there's a cook.”

“You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans. ”

“We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.”

“We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”

“I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.”

“A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.”

“I've heard that hard work never killed anyone, but I say why take the chance?”

“Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver 5 minutes longer.”

“Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”

“Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.”

“Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.”

“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.”

“I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.”

“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.”

“It isn't so much that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so many things that aren't so.”

“Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.”

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“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.”

“We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.”

“The future doesn't belong to the light-hearted. It belongs to the brave.”

“Government is not a solution to our problem government is the problem.”

“Socialists ignore the side of man that is the spirit. They can provide you shelter, fill your belly with bacon and beans, treat you when you're ill, all the things guaranteed to a prisoner or a slave. They don't understand that we also dream.”

“Our natural, inalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation from government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment.”

“When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”

“America is too great for small dreams.”

“The federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government.”

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“Someday, the realm of liberty and justice will encompass the planet. Freedom is not just the birthright of the few, it is the God-given right of all His children, in every country. It won't come by conquest. It will come, because freedom is right and freedom works. It will come, because cooperation and good will among free people will carry the day.”

“More than a decade ago, a Supreme Court decision literally wiped off the books of fifty states statutes protecting the rights of unborn children. Abortion on demand now takes the lives of up to 1.5 million unborn children a year. Human life legislation ending this tragedy will some day pass the Congress, and you and I must never rest until it does. Unless and until it can be proven that the unborn child is not a living entity, then its right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness must be protected.”

“Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.”

“To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last - but eat you he will.”

“Don't be afraid to see what you see.”

“I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.”

“Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.”

“Government does not solve problems. It subsidizes them.”

“Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.”

“Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way”

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