Eisenhower

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+ 428 Eisenhower had about the most expressive face I ever painted, I guess. Just like an actor's. Very mobile. When he talked, he used all the facial muscles. And he had a great, wide mouth that I liked. When he smiled, it was just like the sun came out. Norman Rockwell


+ 316 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


+ 338 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. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 265 There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 248 A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 310 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


+ 333 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


+ 296 Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 296 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


+ 303 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 D. Eisenhower


+ 268 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


+ 275 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


+ 257 Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 340 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


+ 248 You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 285 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


+ 339 We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 259 Plans are nothing; planning is everything. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 254 An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 318 Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 297 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


+ 269 Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 277 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


+ 251 I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America? Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 293 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


+ 230 History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 311 Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 280 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


+ 291 In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 362 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


+ 366 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


+ 335 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


+ 274 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. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 312 Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 227 Only Americans can hurt America. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 300 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


+ 231 In the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy as a prisoner's chains. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 281 An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame - Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 262 How far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without? Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 255 We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 246 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


+ 282 Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 313 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


+ 255 May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 295 There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone is too far from home. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 271 The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 279 We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 241 Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 279 Pessimism never won any battle. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 346 Don't think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 305 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


+ 308 The people of the world genuinely want peace. Some day the leaders of the world are going to have to give in and give, it to them. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 209 There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 248 There is no victory at bargain basement prices. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 285 Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 273 We are tired of aristocratic explanations in Harvard words. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 281 Ankles are nearly always neat and good-looking, but knees are nearly always not. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 282 Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 211 War settles nothing. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 259 If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 236 The purpose is clear. It is safety with solvency. The country is entitled to both. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 269 The world moves, and ideas that were once good are not always good. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 280 When you put on a uniform, there are certain inhibitions that you accept. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 262 Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 401 Oh, that lovely title, ex-president. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 238 Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 243 Our pleasures were simple - they included survival. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 239 We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. Dwight D. Eisenhower


+ 340 Our forces saved the remnants of the Jewish people of Europe for a new life and a new hope in the reborn land of Israel. Along with all men of good will, I salute the young state and wish it well. Dwight D. Eisenhower