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Quotes of the Day for 6 February 2002 – Ronald Reagan

Ronald Wilson Reagan was born at Tampico, Illinois on this day in 1911. Based on an early motion picture role he was called "The Gipper." Based on his easy resonance with audiences he was sometimes called "The Great Communicator." I never voted for him, but his successors often made me miss him. And he definitely was quotable.

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The quotes:

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.

Above all, we must realize that 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. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.

Democracy is not a fragile flower; still it needs cultivating.

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

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.
     - All today's quotes are from Ronald Wilson Reagan


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