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Eisenhower Quotes

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How far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Related topics: Government Political

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

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

I'm saving that rocker for the day
when I feel as old as I really am.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child.
Things never get back to the way they were.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

I've always tried to be fair to my subjects.
That's easy when they are as likable and admirable as Lewis and Clark,
or Eisenhower.
- Stephen Ambrose

An intellectual is a man
who takes more words than necessary
to tell more than he knows.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Arnold Palmer has what I call an 'Eisenhower smile'.
Those two men, they'd smile and their whole faces would look so pleasant;
it was like they were smiling all over.
- Byron Nelson

Eisenhower is my choice as the American of the 20th Century.
Of all the men I've studied and written about,
he is the brightest and the best.
- Stephen Ambrose

Eisenhower had the clearest blue eyes.
He would fix them on you.
In my every interview with him, he would lock his eyes
on to mine and keep them there.
- Stephen Ambrose

Once Dwight Eisenhower makes up his mind,
he's full of indecision.
- Oscar Levant

Eisenhower was my war hero and the President I admire and respect most.
- Ethel Merman

I have worked with Presidents since Eisenhower.
We serve together.
- John Dingell

Nixon is finding out there are no tails on an Eisenhower jacket.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

The first person who contacted us was the assistant
to President Eisenhower...
in the White House.
- Betty Hill

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

If Wellington epitomizes the English gentleman,
Eisenhower epitomizes the natural American gentleman.
- John Keegan

There are a number of things wrong with Washington.
One of them is that everyone is too far from home.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Unlike presidential administrations,
problems rarely have terminal dates.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Throughout the 20th century, the Republican Party benefited
from a non-interventionist foreign policy.
Think of how Eisenhower came in to stop the Korean War.
Think of how Nixon was elected to stop the mess in Vietnam.
- Ron Paul

Television has tremendous power over our lives.
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower

The sergeant is the Army.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem -
and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I deplore the need or the use of troops anywhere
to get American citizens to obey
the orders of constituted courts.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

History does not long entrust the care of freedom
to the weak or the timid.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Presidents do not go into war lightly.
It's a tremendous responsibility in making decisions,
and I know Bush must deeply believe this is the only course.
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower

Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to
think the long sad years of youth were worth living
for the sake of middle age.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The history of free men is never really written by chance
but by choice; their choice!
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Ankles are nearly always neat and good-looking,
but knees are nearly always not.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I despise people who go to the gutter
on either the right or the left
and hurl rocks at those in the center.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Our pleasures were simple - they included survival.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant
leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

In preparing for battle I have always found that
plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame -
Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem -
and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

The free world must not prove itself worthy of its own past.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

You don't run for public office unless you have a specific vision.
You are driven by ideas and a vision.
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower

I don't see a candidate on the scene right now,
but it is going to have to be a candidate that people
can look at as a leader and not as a man or a woman.
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower

There is no person in this room whose basic rights
are not involved in any successful defiance
to the carrying out of court orders.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Together we must learn how to compose differences,
not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world
must first come to pass in the heart of America.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength,
and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

No one should ever sit in this office over 70 years old,
and that I know.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I thought it completely absurd to mention my name in
the same breath as the presidency.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is nothing wrong with America
that faith, love of freedom, intelligence,
and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

You have a row of dominoes set up;
you knock over the first one,
and what will happen to the last one
is that it will go over very quickly.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

This desk of mine is one at which a man may die,
but from which he cannot resign.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Some years ago I became president of Columbia University
and learned within 24 hours to be ready
to speak at the drop of a hat,
and I learned something more, the trustees were expected
to be ready to speak at the passing of the hat.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


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