Ronald Reagan battled the “biased fake news media” back in his day as well.  He also produced many memorable quotes.

Here is a list of my favorite quotes by Ronald Reagan:

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”

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

“One way to make sure crime doesn’t pay would be to let the government run it.”

“They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.”

“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.”

“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, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

“There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.”

“We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.”

“I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.”

“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world.  But, the Marines don’t have that problem.”

“Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.”

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

“Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem. It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.”

“The federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government.”

“When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”

“Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.”

“I believe the best social program is a job.”

Alzheimer’s robbed us all of the opportunity to spend much more time with President Reagan after leaving office following his second term as President.  He was a true American and a class act all the way, and I still miss him.

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