| A people that values its privileges above
its principles soon loses both.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired
signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and
are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.
An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame - Southern Methodist
University game and doesn't care who wins.
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to
tell more than he knows.
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're
a thousand miles from the corn field.
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists
and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine.
As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or
How far you can go without destroying from within what you are
trying to defend from without?
Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim
earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.
I have found out in later years that we were very poor, but the
glory of America is that we didn't know it then.
I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem-and that
yardstick is: Is it good for America?
If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed,
given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless,
but planning is indispensable.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition
of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial
complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power
exists and will persist.
In the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy as a prisoner's
It is far more important to be able to hit the target than it is
to haggle over who makes a weapon or who pulls a trigger.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you
want done because he wants to do it.
May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them
to do because they want to do it.
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history
to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
Quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower