Monday, January 03, 2005


I really don't remember much about Reagan. From what I read, he seems a lot like Winston Churchill, or Abraham Lincoln. He was a great leader with a sharp wit. Here are some quotes I found:
Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose."
"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so."
"Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong."
"I have wondered at times about what the TenCommandment's would have looked like if Moses had runthem through the U.S. Congress."
"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."
"Government is like a baby: An 'alimentary canal' with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."
"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on thisearth is a government program."
"I've laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about anything that happens: No matter what time it is, wake me. Even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting."
"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."
"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."
"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards. If you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."

Even more important than his wit, was his ability to see a evil for what it was, another trait shared by Churchill and Lincoln.


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