Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, was also a successful Hollywood actor and union leader. He came from a poor family and started his career as a sports announcer on various regional radio stations. He then signed a 7-year contract with the Warner Brothers Studios. Although he acted in more than 50 movies, the most notable one was in the biopic ‘Knute Rockne, All American’. His reputation grew as he became the president of the ‘Screen Actors Guild’ for 5 years. With the downfall of his acting career, he landed in the weekly drama series ‘The General Electric Theater’ which required him to travel around the US as a public representative. This affected his political views and transformed him to be conservative. It took him a decade to gain some political spotlight but he eventually succeeded to become the governor of California. This made him gain a lot of popularity as a politician and people started believing his ideas. It helped him become the oldest elected president at the age of 69. He helped in prospering the US economy and pressurized the Soviet Union to cease the cold war. Here is a treasure trove of thoughts and quotations by Ronald Reagan which have been excerpted from his work, writings, speeches, interviews and thoughts. Go through these captivating quotes by Ronald Reagan on politics and government.