Quotes by Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan, the Great Communicator, is one of the most quoted presidents of the modern era. His speech was so refined many of his sayings were sermons in a sentence. It is little known that Reagan was baptized at age 11 and started teaching a Sunday School class at age 15, which he didn’t miss for two years. As president his favorite hymn was the one with the line “Lord make me an instrument of your peace….”

Many of the following quotes are faith based.   

“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, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

“If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.”

“Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.”

“As government expands, liberty contracts.”

“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”

“We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.”

“The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

“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.”

“A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.”

“Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.”

“Sometimes when I’m faced with an atheist, I am tempted to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that one could ever serve, and when we have finished eating that magnificent dinner, to ask him if he believes there’s a cook.”

“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.”

He, like the rest of us, wasn’t a perfect person, but he did have a personal faith that influenced all of his life and decisions. Make sure yours does.