Note: All these quotes came from Reagan's "A Time for Choosing" speech in 1964.
"The full power of centralized government"—this was the very thing the Founding Fathers sought to minimize. They knew that governments don't control things. A government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they know when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. They also knew, those Founding Fathers, that outside of its legitimate functions, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector of the economy.”--Ronald Reagan
“We have so many people who can't see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one.”--Ronald Reagan
“Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.”--Ronald Reagan
“You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery.”--Ronald Reagan, A Time For Choosing, 1964