Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

Dwight D. Eisenhower Quote: May the light of freedom, coming to all darkened lands, flame brightly - until at last the darkness is no more.
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May the light of freedom, coming to all darkened lands, flame brightly - until at last the darkness is no more.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (First Inaugural address, 1953)
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Quoted by Nixon in Six Crises, 1962)
Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Farewell Broadcast, 1961)
Good judgment seeks balance and progress. Lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Farewell Broadcast, 1961)
The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Neither a wise nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Quoted in Time Magazine, 1952)
For all that we cherish and justly desire - for ourselves or for our children - the securing of peace is the first requisite.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (TV and Radio Broadcast, 1957)
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Speech in Illinois, 1956)
The free world knows, out of the bitter wisdom of experience, that vigilance and sacrifice are the price of liberty.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Speech - The Chance for Peace, 1953)
No nation's security and well-being can be lastingly achieved in isolation but only in effective cooperation with fellow-nations.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Speech - The Chance for Peace, 1953)
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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and co-operation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
No people on earth can be held, as a people, to be an enemy, for all humanity shares the common hunger for peace and fellowship and justice.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Speech - The Chance for Peace, 1953)
I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Character in many ways is everything in leadership. It is made up of many things, but I would say character is really integrity.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Speech in London, 1945)
If a danger exists in the world, it is a danger shared by all; and equally, that if hope exists in the mind of one nation, that hope should be shared by all.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Speech before the United Nations - Atoms for Peace, 1953)
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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Speech, 1957)
We could make no more tragic mistake than merely to concentrate on military strength. For if we did only this, the future would hold nothing for the world but an Age of Terror.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (State of the Union Address, 1958)
We are in the era of the thermonuclear bomb that can obliterate cities and can be delivered across continents. With such weapons, war has become, not just tragic, but preposterous.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican National Convention, 1956)
Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book...
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Speech at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, 1953)
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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
A famous Frenchman once said, "War has become far too important to entrust to the generals." Today, business, I think, should be saying: "Politics have become far too important to entrust to the politicians".
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Remarks made in Virginia, 1962)
We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. And now, as in no other age, we seek it because we have been warned, by the power of modern weapons, that peace may be the only climate possible for human life itself.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Second Inaugural address, 1957)
I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Radio Broadcast, 1959)
If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension... would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
There is in our affairs at home, a middle way between untrammeled freedom of the individual and the demands for the welfare of the whole nation. This way must avoid government by bureaucracy as carefully as it avoids neglect of the helpless.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (State of the Union Address, 1953)
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Biography

Born: October 14, 1890
Died: March 28, 1969

Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States. He served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces during World War 2.


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