Sunday, August 19, 2007

Truisms from Ronald Reagan

"Here is my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose."

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

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so."

"Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the US was too strong."

"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress."

"The Taxpayer: That is someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."

"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."

"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program."

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

"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."

"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidible as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

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


shoprat said...

He was a near-paragon of wisdom and virtue. A truly great man.

Chip said...

Thank you for these quotes. I will post them and give you credit.

Blessings, chip (pining for Reagan)