Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
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I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him, he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone.
Pessimism never won any battle.
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
Morale is the greatest single factor in successful war.
I just won't get into a pissing contest with that skunk.
We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom
We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.
The free world must not prove itself worthy of its own past.
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head—that's assault, not leadership.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That's assault, not leadership.
Politics is a profession — a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one.
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
An atheist is a guy who watches a Notre Dame-SMU football game and doesn't care who wins.
The history of free people is never really written by chance but by choice — their choice.
There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're thousand miles from a corn field.
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight—it's the size of the fight in the dog.
The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight--it is the size of the fight in the dog.
Belligerence is the hallmark of insecurity—the secure nation does not need threat to maintain its position.
An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame - Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins.
I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?
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.
People want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.
The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.
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.
Don't join the book burners. Don't think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.
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.
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration, and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
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.
We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single over-riding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that objective.
We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.
Things are not all black and white. There have to be compromises. The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.
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 are not clothed.
Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed—else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.
Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
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.
I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new-one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare.
We have heard much of the phrase, peace and friendship. This phrase, in expressing the aspiration of America, is not complete. We should say instead, peace and friendship, in freedom. This, I think, is America's real message to the rest of the world.
May we pursue the right--without self-righteousness. May we know unity--without conformity. May we grow in strength--without pride in self. May we, in our dealings with all peoples of the earth, ever speak truth and serve justice. May the light of freedom, coming to all darkened lands, flame of brightly- until at last the darkness is no more.