"I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Ronald Reagan on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Ronald Reagan on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Ronald Reagan on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Ronald Reagan on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Ronald Reagan on Winston Churchill
"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."
"Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders."
"The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away."
"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."
"What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now, is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by choice."