The Wit and Wisdom of Ronald Reagan – 11
1. There seems to be an increasing awareness of something we Americans have known for some time: That the ten most dangerous words in the English language are, “Hi, I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.”
2. Despite the spread of democracy and capitalism, human nature has not changed. It is still an unpredictable mixture of good and evil.
3. Our enemies may be irrational, even outright insane – driven by nationalism, religion, ethnicity or ideology.
4. The hope of human freedom – the quest for it, the achievement of it – is the American saga.
5. Bismarck reflected once that the supreme fact of the 19th century was that Great Britain and the United States shared the same language.
6. As most of you know, Margaret and I go back quite a ways. We met at a time before she was Prime Minister and I became President. From the moment we met, we discovered that we shared quite similar views of government and freedom.
7. Margaret ended our first meeting by telling me, “we must stand together,” and that’s exactly what we've done in the years since – as friends and political allies. Margaret is one of the giants of our century. Her many achievements will be appreciated more and more as time goes on and history is written.
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Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy