65 Nancy Reagan Quotes On Success In Life

Nancy Davis Reagan was an American film actress and the second wife of Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States. She was the first lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. These Nancy Reagan quotes will motivate you.

Best Nancy Reagan Quotes

  1. “You learn something out of everything, and you come to realize more than ever that we’re all here for a certain space of time, and, and then it’s going to be over, and you better make this count.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  2. “To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can’t see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  3. “I am a big believer that eventually everything comes back to you. You get back what you give out.” ~ Nancy Reagan

  4. “There’s a big, wonderful world out there for you. It belongs to you. It’s exciting and stimulating and rewarding. Don’t cheat yourselves out of this promise.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  5. “You just get up each day and put one foot in front of the other and go. You know each day is different.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  6. Don’t ever lose hope. Even when life seems bleak and hopeless, know that you are not alone.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  7. “Drugs take away the dream from every child’s heart and replace it with a nightmare. And it’s time we in America stand up and replace those dreams.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  8. “With Alzheimer’s patients, you have to be very careful what you say when you’re looking at them over their bed. Because once in a while, they understand it.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  9. “Feminism is the ability to choose what you want to do.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  10. “People aren’t really poor until they start using water on their corn flakes.” ~ Nancy Reagan

  11. “I think more people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  12. “Every woman is entitled to an opinion and the right to express that opinion-especially to the man she’s married to.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  13. “I realized how valuable the art and practice of writing letters are, and how important it is to remind people of what a treasure letters–handwritten letters–can be. In our throwaway era of quick phone calls, faxes, and email, it’s all to easy never to find the time to write letters. That’s a great pity–for historians and the rest of us.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  14. “Pornography is pornography, what is there to see? Movies are attempting to destroy something that’s supposed to be the most beautiful thing a man and a woman can have by making it cheap and common. It’s what you don’t see that’s attractive.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  15. “I always liked red. It’s a picker-upper.” ~ Nancy Reagan

  16. “Everything just fell into place with Ronnie and me. We completed each other.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  17. “I am a big believer that you have to nourish any relationship. I am still very much a part of my friends’ lives and they are very much a part of my life. A First Lady who does not have this source of strength and comfort can lose perspective and become isolated.” ~ Nancy Reagan quotes
  18. “People don’t understand that all presidents, the minute they become president, get a knock at the door. And there’s a man there saying, ‘Let’s talk about your funeral.’ At the time I thought, God, that’s a terrible thing. Later on, I thought it was pretty wise.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  19. “As I’ve said before, time is short, and life is precious.” ~ Nancy Reagan

  20. “A friend of mine said to me a year ago, “You’re so lucky, Nancy, because Ronnie left you the library,” She said, “You have that to work on, and to go to, and, in a sense, to be with him.” I had never thought of it like that, but it’s true. I go to the library or work for the library all the time, because it’s Ronnie. I’m working for Ronnie.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  21. “What can you say about a man, who on Mother’s Day sends flowers to his mother-in-law, with a note thanking her for making him the happiest man on Earth?” ~ Nancy Reagan
  22. “Embryonic stem cell research has the potential to alleviate so much suffering. Surely, by working together we can harness its life-giving potential.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  23. “I have been very happy with my homes, but homes really are no more than the people who live in them.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  24. “For eight years, I was sleeping with the president, and if that doesn’t give you special access, I don’t know what does!” ~ Nancy Reagan
  25. “Presidents don’t get vacations – they just get a change of scenery. The job goes with you.” ~ Nancy Reagan

  26. “I have been criticized and ridiculed for turning to astrology, but after a while, I reached the point where I didn’t care.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  27. “There is no job description for the first lady and she’s only there because her husband got elected president.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  28. “When people say, ‘You have Alzheimer’s,’ you have no idea what Alzheimer’s is. You know it’s not good. You know there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. That’s the only way you can go. But you really don’t know anything about it. And you don’t know what to expect.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  29. “I don’t like a lot of frills and fusses.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  30. “The White House belongs to all Americans. It’s supposed to be something we’re proud of.” ~ Nancy Reagan

  31. “They were very short, the golden years. The golden years are when you can sit back, hopefully, and exchange memories. And that’s the worst part about this disease. There’s nobody to exchange memories with.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  32. “I’m against abortion. On the other hand, I believe in a woman’s choice.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  33. “People should be afraid of the cancer, not the mammogram.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  34. “From the moment I walked into the White House, it was as if I had no privacy at all.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  35. “I’ve always gone for the more understated look.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  36. “I was doing everything I could think of to protect my husband and keep him alive.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  37. “My life really began when I married my husband.” ~ Nancy Reagan

  38. “My life didn’t really begin until I met Ronnie.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  39. “Countless people, suffering from many different diseases, stand to benefit from the answers stem cell research can provide. We owe it to ourselves and to our children to do everything in our power to find cures for these diseases – and soon. As I’ve said before, time is short, and life is precious.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  40. “I favor capital punishment. It saves lives.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  41. “I couldn’t possibly lead the kind of life I lead, and keep the schedule that I do, having radiation or chemotherapy.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  42. “I’m doing what I want to do.” ~ Nancy Reagan

  43. “Why take chances? It may be nonsense, but does anybody really know? And people have certainly been fascinated by astrology for thousands of years.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  44. “What it boils down to is that each person has his own ways of coping with trauma and grief, with the pain of life, and astrology was one of mine. Don’t criticize me, I wanted to say, until you have stood in my place. This helped me. Nobody was hurt by it.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  45. “I don’t think most people associate me with leeches or how to get them off. But I know how to get them off. I’m an expert at it.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  46. “I think a woman gets more if she acts feminine.” ~ Nancy Reagan

  47. “Throughout Ronnie’s presidency, there was an ongoing public discussion as to how much influence the first lady should have on the president. It’s hardly a new problem. As long as mankind has lived in groups, there’s always been a question of how to handle the boss’s wife.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  48. “My job is being ‘Mrs. Ronald Reagan.'” ~ Nancy Reagan
  49. “Just because you’re married [to the president] doesn’t mean you’ve given up your right to have and opinion.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  50. “I see the first lady as another means to keep a president from becoming isolated.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  51. “I’ve had quite a life, when you stop and think about it.” ~ Nancy Reagan

  52. “I said from the very beginning, I don’t want a big house, I don’t want big grounds, I don’t want the trouble with the maintenance and all of that.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  53. “It’s one of the best programs I’ve ever seen because it benefits both sides: children, who need love, and grandparents, elderly people, who need to feel wanted.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  54. “It is true that when you’re in the White House alone, it is a lonely place. Big and lonely.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  55. “I thought Obama ran the best campaign I have ever known – disciplined, well organized, very, very good. I was very impressed.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  56. “A lot of business can be accomplished in the state dinners.” ~ Nancy Reagan

  57. “Upon hearing the results of her breast examination, the First Lady said – “I guess it’s my turn.”” ~ Nancy Reagan
  58. “I do not believe in abortion at will. I do not believe that if a woman just wants to have an abortion she should… I do believe if you have an abortion you are committing murder.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  59. “I don’t know when I’m going to have time to be politically active.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  60. “I chose to have a career, and I enjoyed it while I had it.” ~ Nancy Reagan

  61. “It’s always written that my father was a rich, conservative John Bircher. That is untrue. He was not rich. He was not a John Bircher.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  62. “Remember, I’m a doctor’s daughter. So obviously I’m interested in all medical things.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  63. “Now science has presented us with a hope called stem cell research, which may provide our scientists with many answers that have for so long been beyond our grasp.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  64. “It is well known that my husband and Lady Thatcher enjoyed a very special relationship as leaders of their respective countries during one of the most difficult and pivotal periods in modern history. Ronnie and Margaret were political soul mates, committed to freedom and resolved to end Communism.” ~ Nancy Reagan
  65. “I’m very grateful that President Obama has lifted the restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.” ~ Nancy Reagan

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