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Ronald Reagan Quotes: Unforgettable Lines From The Former President (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 02/06/11 10:07 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

Americans across the country will celebrate the life of Ronald Reagan on February 6, the 100th anniversary of the former president and conservative icon's birth. In honor of the centennial, below, a slideshow of some of the most memorable quotes spoken by the 40th president of the United States.

The words are only a small piece of the Reagan legacy that will be honored and commemorated today.

(Click here to read about facts that might surprise you about the former president.)

'Tear Down This Wall' - 1987
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"If you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here, to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."

Arguably one of Reagan's best television moments, he urged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to stop the communist hold over East Berlin and allow the country to unify under a democracy. Two years later, it happened in the dark of night.

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