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Quotes from Ronald Reagan

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"What I'd really like to do is go down in history as the President who made Americans believe in themselves again."

"America is too great for small dreams."

"It's time we reduced the federal budget and left the family budget alone."

"Our Constitution is to be celebrated not for being old, but for being young."

"Regimes planted by bayonets do not take root."

"Freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few; it is the universal right of all God's children." "We do not face large deficits because American families are undertaxed; we face those deficits because the federal government overspends."

"The one thing our Founding Fathers could not foresee...was a nation governed by professional politicians who had a vested interest in getting reelected."

"If the Soviet Union will join with us in our effort to achieve major arms reduction we will have succeeded in stabilizing the nuclear balance. Nevertheless it will still be necessary to rely on the specter of retaliation - on mutual threat, and that is a sad commentary on the human condition."

"Many Americans today, just as they did two hundred years ago, feel burdened, stifled, and sometimes even oppressed by government that has grown too large, too bureaucratic, too wasteful, too unresponsive, too uncaring about people and their problems."

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