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70 Powerful Quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Dwight D. Eisenhower was 34th President of the United States of America. He endorsed Atoms for Peace at the United Nation General Assembly to ease Cold War tensions. He was a five star general in the US Army during World War II. Below are some of the great quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  1. “An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  2. “Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  3. “Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  4. “The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear a lot of talk about it, it’s usually lousy.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  5. “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
  6. “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  7. “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.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  8. “May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  9. “Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  10. “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  11. “Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  12. “Americans, indeed all free men, remember that inn the final choice, a soldier’s pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner’s chains.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  13. “The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  14. “You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  15. “History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  16. “I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  17. “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
  18. “Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  19. “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
  20. “The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  21. “From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny is in trouble and reminders that its structure is as brittle as its surface is hard.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  22. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  23. “We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  24. “There is no victory at bargain basement prices.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  25. “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  26. “Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  27. “The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  28. “When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were-to the very last minute-a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  29. “Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  30. “Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  31. “The free world must not prove itself worthy of its own past.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  32. “Every gun that is fired, 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. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  33. “Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  34. “If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  35. “War settles nothing.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  36. “Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  37. “The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  38. “Pessimism never won any battle.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  39. “When you put on a uniform, there are certain inhibitions that you accept.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  40. “Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  41. “There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone is too far from home.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  42. “Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  43. “Before all else, we seek, upon our common labor as a nation, the blessings of Almighty God.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  44. “Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  45. “I have found out in later years that my family was very poor, but the glory of America is that we didn’t know it. [On his childhood]” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  46. “Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  47. “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
  48. “Only Americans can hurt America.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  49. “Don’t join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  50. “We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  51. “The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  52. “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
  53. “Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  54. “The sergeant is the Army.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  55. “Our pleasures were simple - they included survival.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  56. “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  57. “When you appeal to force, there’s one thing you must never do - lose.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  58. “The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  59. “An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame — Southern Methodist University game and doesn’t care who wins.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  60. “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.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  61. “I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem — and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  62. “A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  63. “Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  64. “The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  65. “I’m saving that rocker for the day when I feel as old as I really am.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  66. “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.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  67. “There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  68. “Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  69. “This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  70. “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.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower

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