By Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan left in the back of a legacy that the US willnever disregard. Now, during this specific number of his such a lot intimatethoughts, his favourite quotations through others, and his personal such a lot collectiblejokes, all culled from a newly disclosed set of non-public notecards he keptthroughout his lifestyles and occupation, enthusiasts and admirers of the 40th presidentwill discover a targeted window of perception into the soul of an American icon. Editedby Douglas Brinkley, editor of number one NewYork Times bestseller The ReaganDiaries, this indispensible Reagan retrospective is ideal for fathers,graduates, and somebody trying to locate proposal within the strategies and musingsof an excellent American chief.
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The Nat. is lowered to not anything larger than a flock of timid & industrious animals & executive. is the shepherd. Pope Pius twelfth, finish WWII When I took up my little sling and geared toward communism I additionally hit whatever else. I hit the strength of that fab socialist revolution which lower than the identify of liberalism spasmodically, incompletely & a bit of formlessly has been inching its ice cap over this nat. for two many years. although I knew it existed, nonetheless I had no notion of its volume or the intensity of its penetration or the fierce vindictiveness of its progressive temper—which was once the reflex of its fight to maintain & advance its pol. strength. nameless The genuine Am. thought isn't really that each guy will probably be on a degree with any other, yet that every guy shall have the freedom with out concern to be what God made him. The office of executive. isn't to confer happiness yet to give males the opp. to see happiness for themselves. Edmund Burke at the risk of Socialism A ideal equality will certainly be produced—that is to assert equivalent wretchedness, equivalent beggary, and at the a part of partitioners a woeful, helpless and determined disappointment. Such is the development of all obligatory equalizations. They pull down what's above; they by no means elevate what's less than; they depress excessive & low together, underneath the extent of what was once initially the bottom. Winston Churchill Socialism is the phil. of failure, the creed of lack of awareness, the gospel of envy. Its inherent advantage is the equivalent sharing of distress. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of advantages whereas the inherent advantage of Soc. is the equivalent sharing of miseries. On The exertions occasion Prog. 1945 I don't believe within the strength of the kingdom to plot & implement. irrespective of how quite a few are the committees they arrange, or the ever turning out to be hordes of officers they employ, or the severity of the punishments they inflict or threaten, they can't approach the excessive point of inner financial construction accomplished lower than unfastened enterprise. own initiative, aggressive choice, the revenue intent, corrected via failure & the countless techniques of excellent housework & personal ingenuity, those represent the lifetime of a loose society. it's this vital inventive impulse that I deeply worry the . . . Woodrow Wilson A revolution is occurring so that it will go away humans depending on executive. discovering mkts. will become solving costs & discovering employment. subsequent step will be to provide employment or in default pay a bounty or dole. those that glance with apprehension on those traits don't lack humanity yet are prompted by way of the belief that the results of such measures should be to deprive the folks of character & liberty. Liberty has never come from executive. The hist. of liberty is the hist. of dilemma of government. energy now not the rise of it. Thomas Macaulay Our rulers will top advertise the development of the folks via confining themselves to their very own authentic.