Ronald Reagan

Quotations

In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.

Inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1981

There you go again.

Frequently used phrase in the 1980 presidential debates with incumbent Jimmy Carter.

God had a divine purpose in placing this land between two great oceans to be found by those who had a special love of freedom and courage.

I used to say that Politics is the second oldest profession, but I have come to realize that it bears a gross similarity to the first.

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 recently learned something quite interesting about video games. Many young people have developed incredible hand, eye, and brain coordination in playing these games. The air force believes these kids will be our outstanding pilots should they fly our jets.

Statement, August 8, 1983.