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Old 08-26-2008, 01:44 PM   #1
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Quotes from a Wise Man

I never realized how wise he was untill I started reading his quotes.. Many good quotes here that will get you to thinking.

I hope you enjoy and not blast the man, he stood strong for what he believed, I wish we had a man like him running for president now. Not necessarily will all the same beliefs bus as strong in character.


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A people free to choose will always choose peace.
Ronald Reagan

A tree's a tree. How many more do you need to look at?
Ronald Reagan

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
Ronald Reagan

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
Ronald Reagan

All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.
Ronald Reagan

Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.
Ronald Reagan

Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.
Ronald Reagan

But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.
Ronald Reagan

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
Ronald Reagan

Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.
Ronald Reagan

Don't be afraid to see what you see.
Ronald Reagan

Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known.
Ronald Reagan

Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.
Ronald Reagan

Facts are stubborn things.
Ronald Reagan

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.
Ronald Reagan

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.
Ronald Reagan

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.
Ronald Reagan

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
Ronald Reagan

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Ronald Reagan

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
Ronald Reagan

Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
Ronald Reagan

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.
Ronald Reagan

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

Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver five minutes longer.
Ronald Reagan

History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
Ronald Reagan

How can a president not be an actor?
Ronald Reagan

I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.
Ronald Reagan

I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary.
Ronald Reagan

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

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

I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life.
Ronald Reagan

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

I'm not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself.
Ronald Reagan

I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.
Ronald Reagan

I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.
Ronald Reagan

If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn't be here. It'd still be waiting for an environmental impact statement.
Ronald Reagan

If the Soviet Union let another political party come into existence, they would still be a one-party state, because everybody would join the other party.
Ronald Reagan

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
Ronald Reagan

If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.
Ronald Reagan

Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
Ronald Reagan

Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.
Ronald Reagan

It doesn't do good to open doors for someone who doesn't have the price to get in. If he has the price, he may not need the laws. There is no law saying the Negro has to live in Harlem or Watts.
Ronald Reagan

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Ronald Reagan

Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.
Ronald Reagan

Man is not free unless government is limited.
Ronald Reagan

Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
Ronald Reagan

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.
Ronald Reagan

My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out.
Ronald Reagan

No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!
Ronald Reagan

No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting.
Ronald Reagan

No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology.
Ronald Reagan

Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.
Ronald Reagan

One picture is worth 1,000 denials.
Ronald Reagan

One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.
Ronald Reagan

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
Ronald Reagan

People do not make wars; governments do.
Ronald Reagan

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

Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.
Ronald Reagan

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

Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.
Ronald Reagan

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.
Ronald Reagan

Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.
Ronald Reagan

Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.
Ronald Reagan

Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.
Ronald Reagan

Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out.
Ronald Reagan

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
Ronald Reagan

The 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.
Ronald Reagan

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
Ronald Reagan

The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.
Ronald Reagan

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
Ronald Reagan

The thought of being President frightens me and I do not think I want the job.
Ronald Reagan

There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.
Ronald Reagan

There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
Ronald Reagan

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
Ronald Reagan

They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.
Ronald Reagan

Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.
Ronald Reagan

To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last - but eat you he will.
Ronald Reagan

Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.
Ronald Reagan

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

Trust, but verify.
Ronald Reagan

Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.
Ronald Reagan

Violence has been Nicaragua's most important export to the world.
Ronald Reagan

We are never defeated unless we give up on God.
Ronald Reagan

We can not play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.
Ronald Reagan

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
Ronald Reagan

We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.
Ronald Reagan

We might come closer to balancing the Budget if all of us lived closer to the Commandments and the Golden Rule.
Ronald Reagan

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.
Ronald Reagan

We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.
Ronald Reagan

We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.
Ronald Reagan

We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.
Ronald Reagan

Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.
Ronald Reagan

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.
Ronald Reagan

When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.
Ronald Reagan

While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
Ronald Reagan

Within the covers of the Bible are all the answers for all the problems men face.
Ronald Reagan

Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.
Ronald Reagan
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:01 PM   #2
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good stuff

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When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.
Ronald Reagan
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We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.
Ronald Reagan
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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.
Ronald Reagan
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The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:32 PM   #4
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I agree with all of those with the exception of the religious part. Not trying to start anything but religion is one of the biggest reasons for war. State and church...Keep them separate like the Constitution says.
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Great post Skyman, I'd vote for him.
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:53 PM   #6
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I agree with all of those with the exception of the religious part. Not trying to start anything but religion is one of the biggest reasons for war. State and church...Keep them separate like the Constitution says.
Don't start now... it does not say anything about keeping religion out of government, but it does say keep government out of religon....
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This is a great post. I always liked listening to him speak. He had, IMVHO, a very nobleman-like essence about him.
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:50 PM   #8
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Don't start now... it does not say anything about keeping religion out of government, but it does say keep government out of religon....

It's more like this.

When their is no religion in government things run smooth, its when there is no relegion in the people running the government that trouble starts.
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It's more like this.

When their is no religion in government things run smooth, its when there is no relegion in the people running the government that trouble starts.
Remember that most of those who designed the US government were neither religious nor observant. While there are exceptions that I'm sure someone will point out in opposition to this post, the truth is that morality and religion are 2 very different things. It is possible for a person to be virtuous and only believe in Aristotle's philosophies without actually believing in God. Faith is a very powerful and dangerous thing when used inappropriately; and a very righteous, saving force when used strictly spiritually.
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It's more like this.

When their is no religion in government things run smooth, its when there is no relegion in the people running the government that trouble starts.
lets not get into this... nobody will win...that is not what the thread is about...
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Remember that most of those who designed the US government were neither religious nor observant. While there are exceptions that I'm sure someone will point out in opposition to this post, the truth is that morality and religion are 2 very different things. It is possible for a person to be virtuous and only believe in Aristotle's philosophies without actually believing in God. Faith is a very powerful and dangerous thing when used inappropriately; and a very righteous, saving force when used strictly spiritually.
lets not get into this... nobody will win... that is not what the thread is about...
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I Like them all some more than others..
These are afew that seem to stand out to me

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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.
Ronald Reagan


Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.
Ronald Reagan

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
Ronald Reagan

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


Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver five minutes longer.
Ronald Reagan
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If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
Ronald Reagan
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lets not get into this... nobody will win... that is not what the thread is about...
It's not about winning. It's about free expression. I respect Reagan a great deal, but please don't limit the discussion of what he said. He's a true example of great American leadership. I'm only pointing out that his views of religion in government can lead to problems in society. I don't think that's so dangerous.

Professor Francisco, a well-published political scientist at KU, said in one of my classes that the best way to create an atheist state is to institute a state religion. That way, no one will want to follow it.
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Professor Francisco, a well-published political scientist at KU, said in one of my classes that the best way to create an atheist state is to institute a state religion. That way, no one will want to follow it.
I like that too, a sad truth.
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lets not get into this... nobody will win...that is not what the thread is about...
Yup .. moreover, Human beings are like that: take a large group of person who have same religion, same color, same amount of money, same rights and so on ... they will ALWAYS find a good reason to fight.

Back on topic: I find this quotes more funny than wise, but these are good ones!!!
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It's not about winning. It's about free expression. I respect Reagan a great deal, but please don't limit the discussion of what he said. He's a true example of great American leadership. I'm only pointing out that his views of religion in government can lead to problems in society. I don't think that's so dangerous.

Professor Francisco, a well-published political scientist at KU, said in one of my classes that the best way to create an atheist state is to institute a state religion. That way, no one will want to follow it.
do you agree that is the morality that religon promotes that is the basis for all out most fundemental laws? All of the major religons have the same basic rules....

All the constitution says is the Government will not make a national religion, it says nothing about not using any religous beliefs in Goverment to actually run the government by...By the way,that means any religion, not just christianity. The people in power use their religous beliefs and always will to decide how to govern.. even if they do not say it, subconsiously they use them.
I would rather a President Quote Scripture (from whatever bible he uses)when he explains a decision he has made than one that just says that is what he thinks.
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I agree with all of those with the exception of the religious part. Not trying to start anything but religion is one of the biggest reasons for war. State and church...Keep them separate like the Constitution says.
I disagree. Politics, disguised as religion, is one of the most common reasons for war.
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I disagree. Politics, disguised as religion, is one of the most common reasons for war.
Agreed,

See crusades.
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I disagree. Politics, disguised as religion, is one of the most common reasons for war.
Actually, the worst ideologies of the 20th century were anti religious: communism and nazism.
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Back on topic: I find this quotes more funny than wise, but these are good ones!!!
If you think deeply about each one of these he was trying to make a point but sometimes he was just trying to be funny....
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Good to see some quotes of one of my fraternity brothers. RIP Frater Reagan.
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Actually, the worst ideologies of the 20th century were anti religious: communism and nazism.
Communism and National Socialism weren't anti-religious in and of themselves. Communism doesn't oppose religion, it was the personal views of the founders of the Soviet Union that did. As for the Nazi party, Hitler himself was a Christian and read the Bible regularly (although apparently reading comprehension wasn't his strong suite). Hitler blamed the Jews for the instability of Germany after the Treaty of Versailles destroyed Germany's economy, and pursued genocide as revenge. It wasn't because of religion, but because of racism and scapegoating.
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Remember that most of those who designed the US government were neither religious nor observant. While there are exceptions that I'm sure someone will point out in opposition to this post, the truth is that morality and religion are 2 very different things. It is possible for a person to be virtuous and only believe in Aristotle's philosophies without actually believing in God. Faith is a very powerful and dangerous thing when used inappropriately; and a very righteous, saving force when used strictly spiritually.
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