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Quotations by Ronald Reagan
You can accomplish much - You can accomplish much if you don't care who gets the credit.

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

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

The greatness of our country - The greatness of our country has been based on our thinking that everyone has a right even to be wrong.

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

History teaches that wars begin - History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.

Whatever else history may say about me - Whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty's lamp guiding your steps and opportunity's arm steadying your way.

The pain of exploration and discovery - And I want to say something to the school children of America who were watching the live coverage of the shuttle's take-off. I know it's hard to understand, but sometimes painful things like this happen. It's all part of the process of exploration and discovery. It's all part of taking a chance and expanding man's horizons. The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we'll continue to follow them.

Government solving human misery - We have so many people who can't see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one. So they're going to solve all the problems of human misery through government and government planning.

Tear down this wall - We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!