9 Quotes about Freedom by Ronald Reagan (Free list)

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Ronald Reagan quotes about freedom

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.

— Ronald Reagan


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, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

— Ronald Reagan


If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals — if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.

— Ronald Reagan


Someday, the realm of liberty and justice will encompass the planet. Freedom is not just the birthright of the few, it is the God-given right of all His children, in every country. It won’t come by conquest. It will come, because freedom is right and freedom works. It will come, because cooperation and good will among free people will carry the day.

— Ronald Reagan, The Quest for Peace, the Cause of Freedom


If there’s one observation that rings true in today’s changing world, it is that freedom and peace go hand in hand.

— Ronald Reagan, The Quest for Peace, the Cause of Freedom


If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.

— Ronald Reagan


You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.

— Ronald Reagan, A Time for Choosing: The Speeches of Ronald Reagan, 1961-1982


The miracle of life is given by One greater than ourselves, but once given, each life is ours to nurture and preserve, to foster, not only for today’s world but for a better one to come. There is no purpose more noble than for us to sustain and celebrate life in a turbulent world, and that is what we must do now. We have no higher duty, no greater cause as humans. Life and the preservation of freedom to live it in dignity is what we are on this Earth to do. Everything we work to achieve must seek that end so that some day our prime ministers, our premiers, our presidents, and our general secretaries will talk not of war and peace, but only of peace.

— Ronald Reagan, The Quest for Peace, the Cause of Freedom


We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace.

— Ronald Reagan, The Quest for Peace, the Cause of Freedom


If freedom, democracy, and the rights of man are to be preserved through the ages, free men and women must accept the responsibilities that go with their freedoms.

— Ronald Reagan