"You know, if I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough, I would be convinced 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."
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."Ronald Reagan on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."Ronald Reagan on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."Ronald Reagan on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."Ronald Reagan on Plato
"Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it."Ronald Reagan on Erma Bombeck
"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."