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SummaryRonald Reagan was a famous President from USA, who lived between February 6, 1911 and June 5, 2004. He became 93 years old.
BiographyRonald Wilson Reagan was U.S. President 1981-1989 and Governor of California 1967-1975. Before his political career, Mr. Reagan as union president, actor, sports commentator and lifeguard.
Reagan was a member of the Republican Party. He won big over incumbent President Jimmy Carter in the election 1980th With the victory, the U.S. earned one of his most conservative presidents in the postwar period. In 1984 he was reelected in a landslide victory (49 out of 50 states) over Democrat Walter Mondale. Ronald Reagan's presidency is in many ways a backbone for the Republicans and the Conservatives' strong position in the U.S. today.
Reagan was a popular president, although his popularity at times faltered during the early 1980s recession and the Iran-Contra affair. Today, he usually put up well in polls of the American people of the most popular presidents. He is sometimes called the Great Communicator for his ability to express emotions and ideas in a personal way. The policy he waged against the Soviet Union is considered a contributing factor to the Cold War. Reagan considered to have contributed to the fall of communism by increasing the tempo of the military arms race to a level that the Soviet economy could not survive in the long run. In particular, it is of Reagan personally in 1983 proposed the Star Wars project - the beginning of today's missile defense system in the present Czech Republic and Poland - may have contributed to the already strained Soviet economy was driven to collapse.
Zodiac etc.He is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 94 quotes who is written / told by Ronald, under the main topics: Food, Funny, Intelligence, Peace.
Related authors: Jodie Foster, Yuri Andropov, Patti Davis, Arthur Laffer, Natan Sharansky, Jimmy Carter, Eric Hoffer
Source / external links:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan
Famous quotes by Ronald Reagan (94)
"Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours"
"History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap"
"Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver five 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"
"Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives"
"Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other"
"Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves"
"Going to college offered me the chance to play football for four more years"
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged"
"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"
"Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States"
"Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known"
"Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man"
"But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret"
"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement"
"Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources"
"All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk"
"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. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have"
"Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing"
"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book"
"Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close"
"Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first"
"Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means"
"One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it"
"Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is"
"Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith"
"It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?"
"It's silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas"
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available"
"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first"
"It doesn't do good to open doors for someone who doesn't have the price to get in. If he has the price, he may not need the laws. There is no law saying the Negro has to live in Harlem or Watts"
"Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders"
"Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man"
"I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete"
"I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself"
"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"
"No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology"
"We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free"
"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'"
"We should declare war on North Vietnam. We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it, and still be home by Christmas"
"We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country"
"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help"
"Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out"
"No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!"
"I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse"
"The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination"
"My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes"
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right"
"There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect"
"No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting"
"The thought of being President frightens me and I do not think I want the job"
"I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress"
"My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out"
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under"
"You know, if I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough, I would be convinced we're in an economic downturn and people are homeless and going without food and medical attention and that we've got to do something about the unemployed"
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans"
"Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face"
"While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future"
"What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now, is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by choice"
"Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence"
"Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse"
"Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong"
"To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last - but eat you he will"
"To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I did not take the oath I have just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy"
"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"
"They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong"
"There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder"
"Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem"
"Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15"