Celebrating Quotes of Ronald Reagan for the Fourth of July

By John Hawkins for Townhall:

10) “Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.”

9) “History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.”

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, 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.”

7) “Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?”

6) “Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.”

5) “Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.”

4) “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.”

3) “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.'”

2) “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.”

1) “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.”

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