Ronald Reagan was born Feb. 6, 1911. He later became the 40th President of the United States. His two presidential terms were marked with economic revival, an assassination attempt, and the end of the cold war.

Nicknamed "The Great Communicator," President Reagan had a gift for words and oration. Here we present the 15 best Ronald Reagan quotes.

“The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.”
by Ronald Reagan

“Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.”
by Ronald Reagan

“As government expands, liberty contracts.”
by Ronald Reagan

“When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
by Ronald Reagan

“Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.”
by Ronald Reagan

“Trust, but verify.”
by Ronald Reagan

“America is too great for small dreams.”
by Ronald Reagan

“All great change in America begins at the dinner table.”
by Ronald Reagan

“There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.”
by Ronald Reagan

“Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.”
by Ronald Reagan

“Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.”
by Ronald Reagan

“Life is one grand sweet song so start the music”
by Ronald Reagan

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
by Ronald Reagan

"We are never defeated unless we give up on God."
by Ronald Reagan

“We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.”
by Ronald Reagan