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Friday, January 06, 2006

Quote(s) Of The Day

A collection of quotes by Ronald Reagan. I've seen them scattered around here and there, but not all together like this.
Funny how they ring so true:
"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 U.S. was too strong."


"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandment's would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."


"The taxpayer: That's 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."


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


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


"I've laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about anything that happens: no matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting."


"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."


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


"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.

2 comments:

Miss Sassy said...

YEAH!!!
Now I don't feel so bad my first memorable president was Regan!!!
I was too young to know what was going on but the pervassive ideologies of the time were sure to mold me a bit - these quotes make me feel better than the collecitve damage of the infered meaning of the term Reganomics.

curmudgeon said...

I wasn't into politics at all at that time. I was too young too. But in retrospect, we need more like him.