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I have only one thing to say to the tax increasers. Go ahead - make my day.
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People don't start wars, governments do.
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Trust, but verify.
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Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense
of responsibility at the other.
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Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is.
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Life is one grand sweet song so start the music.
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I've heard that hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?
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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.
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If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.
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There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
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Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace
yourself you can always write a book.
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One picture is worth 1,000 denials.
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We cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and
should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide. My Administration is dedicated to the
preservation of America as a free land, and there is no cause more important for preserving
that freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right
without which no other rights have any meaning.
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How can a president not be an actor?
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Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government
ever devised by man.
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Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.
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You and I, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited
period of time. Why, then, should we think that collectively, as a nation, we're not bound by
that same limitation? We must act today in order to preserve tomorrow.
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One legislator accused me of having a nineteenth-century attitude on law and order. That is
a totally false charge. I have an eighteenth-century attitude. That is when the Founding
Fathers made it clear that the safety of law-abiding citizens should be one of the
government's primary concerns.
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A leader, once convinced a particular course of action is the right one, must have the
determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going gets rough.
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Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our
children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do
the same.
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Diplomacy, of course, is a subtle and nuanced craft, so much so that it's said that when the
most wily diplomat of the nineteenth century passed away, other diplomats asked, on reports
of his death, "What do you suppose the old fox meant by that?"
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The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted, it belongs to the brave.
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We must all educate ourselves to the reality of the horrors taking place. Doctors today know
that unborn children can feel a touch within the womb and that they respond to pain.
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Here you discover that so long as books are kept open, then minds can never be closed.
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I'm convinced that today the majority of Americans want what those first Americans
wanted: A better life for themselves and their children; a minimum of government authority.
Very simply, they want to be left alone in peace and safety to take care of the family by
earning an honest dollar and putting away some savings. This may not sound too exciting,
but there is something magnificent about it.
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I'm no linguist, but I have been told that in the Russian language, there isn't even a word for
freedom.
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There is an old law of physics that you can only get out of a thing as much as you put in it.
The man who puts into the marriage only half of what he owns will get that out.
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Approximately 80 percent 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.
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I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.
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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.
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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.
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I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself.
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