But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.

There were so many candidates on the platform that there were not enough promises to go around.

We should declare war on North Vietnam. We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it, and still be home by Christmas.

Ive often wondered how some people in positions of this kind ... manage without having had any acting experience.

I do not feel betrayed. ... He has a fine record. He is a national hero.

Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.

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

I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.

Money can't buy happiness, but it will certainly get you a better class of memories.

For the sake of peace and justice, let us move toward a world in which all people are at last free to determine their own destiny.

You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.

Some say it will bring war to the heavens but its purpose is to deter war in the heavens and on earth.

If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.

It's silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas.

The White House is the leakiest place Ive ever been in.

Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.

Tonight we are launching an effort which holds the promise of changing the course of human history.

Mad or glad, Mr. Reagan is head over heels in love with Mrs. Reagan and can't even imagine a world without her - He loves her.

Going to college offered me the chance to play football for four more years.

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.

Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.

Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.

What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now, is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by choice.

It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?

Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.

Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.

There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.

One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.

If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn't be here. It'd still be waiting for an environmental impact statement.

You are Mrs. Reagan because Mr. Reagan loves you with all his heart.

To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last - but eat you he will.

There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.

One picture is worth 1,000 denials.

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.

Latinos are Republican. They just don't know it yet.

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.

To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I did not take the oath I have just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy.

Today we have done what we had to do. If necessary we shall do it again.

No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology.

Qaddafi counted on America to be passive. He counted wrong.

I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.

The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.

Ill be like Scarlett OHara-Ill think about it tomorrow.

I favor the Civil Rights Act of and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary.