20 Memorable Quotes from Ronald Reagan

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Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1981 to 1989. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest presidents in American history, known for his optimism, patriotism, and conservative values. Throughout his presidency, Reagan delivered many memorable speeches and statements that continue to inspire Americans today. Here are 20 of the best quotes from Ronald Reagan, listed by numbers.

  1. “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.”
  2. “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.”
  3. “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
  4. “Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.”
  5. “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
  6. “Tear down this wall!”
  7. “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”
  8. “The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.”
  9. “There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.”
  10. “Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.”
  11. “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.”
  12. “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.”
  13. “The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.”
  14. “There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.”
  15. “The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”
  16. “There is no such thing as a limit to growth, because there are no limits on the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder.”
  17. “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.”
  18. “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.”
  19. “A people free to choose will always choose peace.”
  20. “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”

These 20 quotes from Ronald Reagan encapsulate his values, his vision for America, and his love for freedom and democracy. They continue to inspire Americans and people around the world, and serve as a reminder of what it means to be a great leader. Reagan’s legacy will always be remembered as a beacon of hope and inspiration for generations to come.

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