Ronald Reagan

Information is the oxygen of the modern age. - Ronald Reagan

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. - Ronald Reagan

The size of the federal budget is not an appropriate barometer of social conscience or charitable concern. - Ronald Reagan

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.  - Ronald Reagan

You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans. (quoted in Observer, March 29, 1981) - Ronald Reagan

I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting. - Ronald Reagan

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, subsidise it. - Ronald Reagan

Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out. - Ronald Reagan

True, lasting peace cannot be secured through the strength of arms alone. Among free peoples, the open exchange of ideas ultimately is our greatest security. - Ronald Reagan

A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah. - Ronald Reagan

No arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.  - Ronald Reagan