"I'm not what you call your basic intellectual."
"If anyone tells you that America's best days are behind her, they're looking the wrong way."
"...read my lips. No new taxes."
"We know what works: Freedom works. We know what's right: Freedom is right. We know how to secure a more just and prosperous life for man on Earth: through free markets, free speech, free elections, and the exercise of free will unhampered by the state."
"A President is neither prince nor pope, and I don't seek a window on men's souls. In fact, I yearn for a greater tolerance, an easy- goingness about each other's attitudes and way of life."
"This is a fact: Strength in the pursuit of peace is no vice; isolation in the pursuit of security is no virtue."
"A campaign is a disagreement, and disagreements divide. But an election is a decision, and decisions clear the way for harmony and peace. I mean to be president of all the people...."
"I'm conservative, but I'm not a nut about it."
"For more than forty years, America and its allies held communism in check and insured that democracy would continue to exist. And today, with communism crumbling, our aim must be to insure democracy's advance, to take the lead in forging peace and freedom's best hope, a great and growing commonwealth of free nations."