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Dwight David Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower was an American soldier and politician. He served as Supreme Commander, Allied forces in Europe during World War II, and was later elected the 34th President of the United States. He was also known by his nickname "Ike".
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Pessimism never won any battle.

Dwight David Eisenhower

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

Dwight David Eisenhower

The world moves, and ideas that were once good are not always good.

Dwight David Eisenhower

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. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its labourers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.

Dwight David Eisenhower

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

Dwight David Eisenhower

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 David Eisenhower

Listen, there is no courage or any extra courage that I know of to find out the right thing to do. Now, it is not only necessary to do the right thing, but to do it in the right way and the only problem you have is what is the right thing to do and what is the right way to do it. That is the problem. But this economy of ours is not so simple that it obeys to the opinion of bias or the pronouncements of any particular individual, even to the President. This is an economy that is made up of 173 million people and it reflects their desires, they're ready to buy, they're to spend, it is a thing that is too complex and too big to be affected adversely or advantageously just by a few words or any particular - say a little this and that, or even a panacea so alleged.

Dwight David Eisenhower

Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.

Dwight David Eisenhower

The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character.

Dwight David Eisenhower

I do not believe that any political campaign justifies the declaration of a moratorium on ordinary common sense.

Dwight David 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 David 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 David Eisenhower

People in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than governments.

Dwight David Eisenhower

Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.

Dwight David Eisenhower

We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.

Dwight David Eisenhower

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.

Dwight David Eisenhower

When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war. War settles nothing.

Dwight David 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 David Eisenhower

How has retirement affected my golf game? A lot more people beat me now.

Dwight David Eisenhower

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

Dwight David Eisenhower

There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens can not cure.

Dwight David Eisenhower

Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.

Dwight David Eisenhower

Leadership is a word and a concept that has been more argued than almost any other I know. I am not one of the desk-pounding types that likes to stick out his jaw and look like he is bossing the show. I would far rather get behind and, recognizing the frailties and the requirements of human nature, 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 David Eisenhower

There is no victory at bargain basement prices.

Dwight David Eisenhower

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.

Dwight David Eisenhower
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