Quotation by Ronald Reagan

I no longer fit in with these times. Great changes can come in four years. These socialistic notions of government are not of my day. When I was in office, tax reduction, debt reduction, tariff stability and economy were the things to which I gave attention. We succeeded on those lines.... These new ideas call for new men to develop them.... We cannot put everything up to the Government without overburdening it.
I have recently been told that I am one of the millions of Americans who will be afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease.... I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead.
Ronald Reagan (b. 1911), U.S. president. New York Times, p. 1 (November 6, 1994).

Interview on December 14, 1932, three weeks before former president Coolidge's death in a letter to the nation, regarding the former president's deteriorating health, dated November 5, 1994.
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