Author: Ronald Reagan

Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

Facts are stubborn things.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

I never drink coffee at lunch, I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

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.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US. Congress.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

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

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

An economist is someone who, on being shown something that works in practice, wonders if it would work in theory.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

Acting: A good training for political life; the only problem is the speeches are harder to learn.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession… and I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

The taxpayer… that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the Civil Service examination.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

What does an actor know about politics?

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

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

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

People don’t start wars, governments do.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

Status quo, you know, that is Latin for the mess we’re in.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

The United States has so much to offer the third world war.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor

Now we are trying to get unemployment to go up, and I think we're going to succeed.

(1911 – 2004) 40th U.S. president & actor
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