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Dwight D. Eisenhower

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 subversion.

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

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 chains.

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

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1890 to 1969

34th President of the United States

 
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