WORDS OF WISDOM

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Wisdom, and a sense of humor – this was Ronald Reagan:

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“The most terrifying words in the English language are:  I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

“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 Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them 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.”

“If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

“I’ve laid down the law 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.”

“No arsenal, or weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.”

“No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size.  Government programs, once launched, never disappear.  Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.”

“Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.”

Ronald Reagan wearing cowboy hat at Rancho del...

Ronald Reagan wearing cowboy hat at Rancho del Cielo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“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”

– Ronald Reagan

3 thoughts on “WORDS OF WISDOM

  1. Hi, coming with my Twitter ID b/c my wordpress ID keeps being flagged for spam.

    This is brilliant: “Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.”

    I’m afraid I have only liberal diatribes for pithy comments on Reagan, so I’ll stop for now. Thank goodness for some food stamps and medicaid, though.

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