Ronald Reagan Quotes On Freedom, Socialism, Communism

Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician who served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989 and became a highly influential voice of modern conservatism. Prior to his presidency, he was a Hollywood actor and union leader before serving as the 33rd governor of California from 1967 to 1975. This Ronald Reagan quotes on leadership, government, socialism, immigration will motivate you.

Best Ronald Reagan Quotes

  1. There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit. ~ Ronald Reagan
  2. Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God. ~ Ronald Reagan
  3. If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. ~ Ronald Reagan
  4. It’s hard, when you’re up to your armpits in alligators, to remember you came here to drain the swamp. ~ Ronald Reagan
  5. We must never remain silent in the face of bigotry. We must condemn those who seek to divide us. In all quarters and at all times, we must teach tolerance and denounce racism, anti-Semitism, and all ethnic or religious bigotry wherever they exist as unacceptable evils. We have no place for haters in America — none, whatsoever. ~ Ronald Reagan
  6. Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem. … Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. 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. If it stops moving, subsidize it. … The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much. ~ Ronald Reagan
  7. Either you will control your government, or government will control you. ~ Ronald Reagan

  8. 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, Ronald Reagan Quotes on freedom
  9. The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things. ~ Ronald Reagan
  10. It’s not that liberals aren’t smart, it’s just that so much of what they know isn’t so. ~ Ronald Reagan
  11. A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation. ~ Ronald Reagan
  12. Now back in 1927 an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program. ~ Ronald Reagan, Ronald Reagan Quotes on socialism
  13. I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress. ~ Ronald Reagan
  14. 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
  15. Because you won’t get gun control by disarming law-abiding citizens. There’s only one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up, and if you don’t actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time. ~ Ronald Reagan
  16. Nothing lasts longer than a temporary government program. ~ Ronald Reagan

  17. If more government is the answer, then it was a really stupid question. ~ Ronald Reagan
  18. The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help. ~ Ronald Reagan
  19. Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again. ~ Ronald Reagan
  20. I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. ~ Ronald Reagan
  21. I believe the best social program is a job. ~ Ronald Reagan
  22. Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15. ~ Ronald Reagan
  23. We must be cautious in claiming God is on our side. I think the real question we must answer is, are we on His side? ~ Ronald Reagan
  24. Without God, there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience… without God, there is a coarsening of the society; without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. ~ Ronald Reagan
  25. We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. ~ Ronald Reagan

  26. I received a letter just before I left the office from a man. I don’t know why he chose to write it, but I’m glad he did. He wrote that you can go to live in France, but you can’t become a Frenchman. You can go to live in Germany or Italy, but you can’t become a German, an Italian. He went through Turkey, Greece, Japan, and other countries. But he said anyone, from any corner of the world, can come to live in the United States and become an American. ~ Ronald Reagan
  27. Too often character assassination has replaced debate in principle here in Washington. Destroy someone’s reputation, and you don’t have to talk about what he stands for. ~ Ronald Reagan
  28. To those who cite the first amendment as a reason for excluding God from more and more of our institutions and everyday life, may I just say: The first amendment of the Constitution was not written to protect the people of this country from religious values; it was written to protect religious values from government tyranny.
    Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~ Ronald Reagan
  29. 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
  30. Socialists ignore the side of man that is the spirit. They can provide you shelter, fill your belly with bacon and beans, treat you when you’re ill, all the things guaranteed to a prisoner or a slave. They don’t understand that we also dream. ~ Ronald Reagan
  31. Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face. ~ Ronald Reagan

  32. The national Democratic leadership is going so far left, they’ve left America. Don’t let them bury the American dream in their graveyard of gloom and envy. ~ Ronald Reagan
  33. I believe now, as I always have, that America’s strength is in ‘We the People.’ ~ Ronald Reagan
  34. Extreme taxation, excessive controls, oppressive government competition with business, frustrated minorities, and forgotten Americans are not the products of free enterprise. They are the residue of centralized bureaucracy, of government by a self-anointed elite. ~ Ronald Reagan
  35. In this present crisis, the government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we’ve been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden. ~ Ronald Reagan
  36. When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat. ~ Ronald Reagan
  37. Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. ~ Ronald Reagan

  38. And let us never forget that in honoring our flag, we honor the American men and women who have courageously fought and died for it over the last 200 years, patriots who set an ideal above any consideration of self. Our flag flies free today because of their sacrifice. ~ Ronald Reagan
  39. How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin. ~ Ronald Reagan, Ronald Reagan Quotes on Communism
  40. If not us, who? And if not now, when? ~ Ronald Reagan

  41. 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. ~ Ronald Reagan
  42. Two Soviets . . . were talking to each other. And one of them asked, “What’s the difference between the Soviet Constitution and the United States Constitution?” And the other one said, “That’s easy. The Soviet Constitution guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of gathering. The American Constitution guarantees freedom after speech and freedom after gathering.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  43. The future doesn’t belong to the light-hearted. It belongs to the brave. ~ Ronald Reagan
  44. The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust in Him for the healing of America – our country is in need of and ready for a spiritual renewal. ~ Ronald Reagan
  45. Many a man has failed because he had his wishbone where his backbone should have been. ~ Ronald Reagan
  46. The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so. ~ Ronald Reagan

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