Ronald Wilson Reagan

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The Greatest 100

Gerald Ford was a communist.
He said later he meant to say ‘Congressman’.

You know, your nose looks just like Danny Thomas’s.
to the Lebanese Foreign Minister

Human beings are not animals, and I do not want to see sex and sexual differences treated as casually and amorraly as dogs and other beasts treat them. I believe this could happen under the ERA.

Facts are stupid things.
misquoting John Adams

The United States has much to offer the third world war.
He meant to say ‘third world’. Okay, it was a long day, he slipped--but he made the same ‘slip’ nine times in the same speech.

I’m no linguist, but I have been told that in the Russian language there isn’t even a word for freedom.
Try svoboda, Ronnie.

Nuclear power is the cleanest, the most efficient, and the most economical energy source, with no environmental problems.

This kind of weapon [nuclear] can’t help but have an effect on the population as a whole.

It isn’t as if you were looking at the ocean through a little frame and now somebody put something in the way.
why offshore oil rigs shouldn’t bother anybody

One problem that we’ve had even in the best of times... is the people who are sleeping on the grates. The homeless who are homeless, you might say, by choice.

By golly, what do you suppose is behind that?
about an Israeli attack on Iraq

Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let’s not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.

I am now going over and sign, and as you can notice how cold it is, twelve pens that are too cold--they can only sign one letter, each pen. If my name came out to thirteen letters, I would have misspelled it.

If I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough I would be convinced that we’re in an economic downturn and people are homeless and going without food and medical attention and that we’ve got to do something about the unemployed.

My fellow Americans. I’ve just signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.
He didn’t know the mike was live

A tree’s a tree. How many more do you need to look at?

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