Dwight D Eisenhower Quotes & Wallpapers

Dwight D Eisenhower
Total Quotes: 565

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

This operation is not being planned with any alternatives. This operation is planned as a victory, and that's the way it's going to be. We're going down there, and we're throwing everything we have into it, and we're going to make it a success. Dwight D Eisenhower

American working men are principals in the three-member team of capital, management, labor. Never have they regarded themselves as a servile class that could attain freedom only through destruction of the industrial economy. Dwight D Eisenhower

... four other pieces of equipment that most senior officers came to regard as among the most vital to our success in Africa and Europe were the bulldozer, the jeep, the 2-ton truck, and the C-47 airplane. Curiously, none of these is designed for combat. Dwight D Eisenhower

Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative. Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose. Dwight D Eisenhower

There is a kind of dictatorship that can come about through a creeping paralysis of thought, readiness to accept paternalistic measures by government, and along with those measures comes a surrender of our own responsibilities and therefore a surrender of our own thought over our own lives and our own right to exercise the vote. The free system gives the right to every citizen to do something for himself. Because he has the right, the opportunity is always there. Dwight D Eisenhower

No treaty or international agreement can contravene the Constitution. Dwight D Eisenhower

Before all else, we seek, upon our common labor as a nation, the blessings of Almighty God. Dwight D Eisenhower

Leadership is the ability to decide what is to be done and then get others to do it. Dwight D Eisenhower

In all those things which deal with people, be liberal, be human. In all those things which deal with the people's money or their economy or their form of government, be conservative. Dwight D Eisenhower

Some politician some years ago said that bad officials are elected by good voters who do not vote. Dwight D Eisenhower

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity. Dwight D Eisenhower

Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionaries and rebels-men and women who dared to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion. Dwight D Eisenhower

Kinship among nations is not determined in such measurements as proximity of size and age. Rather we should turn to those inner things - call them what you will - I mean those intangibles that are the real treasures free men possess. Dwight D Eisenhower

Never waste a minute thinking about people you don't like. Dwight D Eisenhower

Extremes to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong. Dwight D Eisenhower

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. 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

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

We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security. Dwight D Eisenhower

In most communities it is illegal to cry 'fire' in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims? Dwight D Eisenhower

We merely want to live in peace with all the world... Dwight D Eisenhower

When pressure mounts and strain increases everyone begins to show the weaknesses in his makeup. It is up to the Commander to conceal his: above all to conceal doubt, fear, and distrust. Dwight D Eisenhower

Any time we deny any citizen the full exercise of his constitutional rights, we are weakening our own claim to them. Dwight D Eisenhower

We have never stopped sin by passing laws; and in the same way, we are not going to take a great moral ideal and achieve it merely by law. Dwight D Eisenhower

The United States pledges before you-and therefore before the world-its determination to help solve the fearful atomic dilemma-to devote its entire heart and mind to find the way by which the miraculous inventiveness of man shall not be dedicated to his death, but consecrated to his life. Dwight D Eisenhower

In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America's heritage and future. From this day forward, the millions of our schoolchildren will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and every rural schoolhouse, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty. In this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country's most powerful resource in peace and war. Dwight D Eisenhower

In this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country's most powerful resource in peace and war. Dwight D Eisenhower

I firmly believe that the army of persons who urge greater and greater centralization of authority and greater and greater dependence upon the Federal Treasury are really more dangerous to our form of government than any external threat that can possibly be arrayed against us. Dwight D Eisenhower

It is well for us to pause, to acknowledge our debt to those who paid so large a share of freedom's price. Dwight D Eisenhower

Preventive war was an invention of Hitler. I would not even listen to anyone seriously that came and talked about such a thing. Dwight D Eisenhower

I believe that without free enterprise there can be no democracy. Dwight D Eisenhower

The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. Dwight D Eisenhower

Work should be for all of us a word as honorable and appealing as patriotism. Dwight D Eisenhower

This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience... We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications... 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

Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before. Dwight D Eisenhower

Among these treasures of our land is water-fast becoming our most valuable, most prized, most critical resource. A blessing where properly used-but it can bring devastation and ruin when left uncontrolled. Dwight D Eisenhower

I say when you get into a war, you should win as quick as you can, because your losses become a function of the duration of the war. I believe when you get in a war, get everything you need and win it. Dwight D Eisenhower

In vast stretches of the earth, men awoke today in hunger. They will spend the day in unceasing toil. And as the sun goes down they will still know hunger. They will see suffering in the eyes of their children. Many despair that their labor will ever decently shelter their families or protect them against disease. So long as this is so, peace and freedom will be in danger throughout our world. For wherever free men lose hope of progress, liberty will be weakened and the seeds of conflict will be sown. Dwight D Eisenhower

As for myself and for the Secretary of State and others involved, including those in the Legislature, we stand ready to do anything, to meet with anyone, anywhere, as long as we may do so in self-respect, demanding the respect due this Nation, and there is any slightest idea or chance of furthering this great cause of peace. Dwight D Eisenhower

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

United in this determination and with unshakable faith in the cause for which we fight, we will, with God's help, go forward to our greatest victory. Dwight D Eisenhower

...the exchange of students...should be vastly expanded...Information and education are powerful forces in support of peace. Just as war begins in the minds of men, so does peace. Dwight D Eisenhower

Patronage is almost a wicked word. By itself it could well-nigh defeat democracy. Dwight D Eisenhower

If a man's associates find him guilty of being phony, if they find that he lacks forthright integrity, he will fail. His teachings and actions must square with each other. The first great need, therefore, is integrity and high purpose. Dwight D Eisenhower

I come from the very heart of America. Dwight D Eisenhower

Teachers need our active support and encouragement. They are doing one of the most necessary and exacting jobs in the land. They are developing our most precious national resource: our children, our future citizens. Dwight D Eisenhower

When you appeal to force, there's one thing you must never do - lose. Dwight D Eisenhower

As nuclear and other technological achievements continue to mount, the normal life span will continue to climb. The hourly productivity of the worker will increase. Dwight D Eisenhower

As men and women of character and of faith in the soundness of democratic methods, we must work like dogs to justify that faith. Dwight D Eisenhower

Help the Cubans to the utmost counseling his successor while handing over the reins. We cannot let Castro's government go on. Dwight D Eisenhower

Ideas more than once have prevailed against naked power. Guns and aircraft alone do not make a state powerful. Unless force is backed up by the will of the great body of people it loses its meaning. Dwight D Eisenhower

The righteousness of men should be treated with the same respect that one would accord to a rattlesnake. Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. Dwight D Eisenhower

Planning is useless... but the process itself is indispensable. Dwight D Eisenhower

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

The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the. 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

I am convinced that the French could not win the war because the internal political situation in Vietnam, weak and confused, badly weakened their military position. I have never talked or corresponded with a person knowledgeable in Indochinese affairs who did not agree that had elections been held as of the time of the fighting, possibly 80 per cent of the population would have voted for the Communist Ho Chi Minh as their leader rather than Chief of State Bao Dai. Dwight D Eisenhower

Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in blood of his followers and sacrifices of his friends. Dwight D Eisenhower

Neither a wise man or 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

A preventive war, to my mind, is an impossibility today. How could you have one if one of its features would be several cities lying in ruins, several cities where many, many thousands of people would be dead and injured and mangled, the transportation systems destroyed, sanitation implements and systems all gone? That isn't preventive war; that is war. Dwight D Eisenhower

And the next thing is that every war is going to astonish you in the way it occurred, and in the way it is carried out. Dwight D Eisenhower

I know something about that war, and I never want to see that history repeated. But, my fellow Americans, it certainly can be repeated if the peace-loving democratic nations again fearfully practice a policy of standing idly by while big aggressors use armed force to conquer the small and weak. Dwight D Eisenhower

But all history has taught us the grim lesson that no nation has ever been successful in avoiding the terrors of war by refusing to defend its rights - by attempting to placate aggression. Dwight D Eisenhower

We need an adequate defense, but every arms dollar we spend above adequacy has a long-term weakening effect upon the nation and its security. Dwight D Eisenhower

Probably no one here knows I coached a football team - a service team - playing against Georgetown. I think it was in the fall of 1924 Lou Little was your coach, and he beat us. But it was a very happy circumstance, because it brought me the friendship of another man, Lou Little, who to this day remains my very warm associate and friend. Dwight D Eisenhower

Never question another man's motive. His wisdom, yes, but not his motives. Dwight D Eisenhower

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

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

Disorganization can scarcely fail to result in efficiency. Dwight D Eisenhower

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