The one irrefutable lesson of the entire postwar period is contradicting the notion that rigid government controls are essential to economic development.
The most terrifying words in the English langauge are I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
We must not look to government to solve our problems. Government is the problem.
Millions of individuals making their own decisions in the marketplace will always allocate resources better than any centralized government planning process.
Why is it inflationary if the people keep their own money, and spend it the way they want to, but not inflationary if the government takes it and spends it the way it wants to
There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder
Money can't buy happiness but it will get you a better class of memories
We relax at the ranch, which if not heaven itself, probably has the same zip code.
Reagan is indisputably a part of America, and he may become a part of American history.
History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap
Whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears.
I hope you're all Republicans. (To surgeons as he entered the operating room, March 30, 1981.)
If illegal actions were undertaken, those who did so will be brought to justice.
Our federal tax system is, in short, utterly impossible, utterly unjust and completely counterproductive . . . It reeks with injustice, and is fundamentally un-American,
Most (tax revisions) didn't improve the system, they made it more like Washington itself complicated
Well, I learned a lot... I went down to Latin America to find out from them and (learn) their views. You'd be surprised. They're all individual countries
I am very proud to be called a pig. It stands for pride, integrity and guts.
I will stand on, and continue to use, the figures I have used, because I believe they are correct. Now, I'm not going to deny that you don't now and then slip up on something no one bats a thousand.
I know it's hard when you're up to your armpits in alligators to remember you came here to drain the swamp.
There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
I hope you're all Republicans.
Let us ask ourselves ''What kind of people do we think we are''
Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall
If you've seen one redwood, you've seen them all.
Most of my dreams came true.