Dwight D Eisenhower Quotes (88 quotations)

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1. A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. - Dwight D Eisenhower

2. A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done. - Dwight D Eisenhower

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

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

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

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

7. 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

8. 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

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

10. 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 not clothed. This 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. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron. - 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. 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

13. 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

14. From this day forward, the millions of our schoolchildren will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural schoolhouse, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty. - Dwight D Eisenhower

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

16. 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

17. 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

18. I could have spoken from Rhode Island where I have been staying But I felt that, in speaking from the house of Lincoln, of Jackson, and of Wilson, my words would better convey both the sadness I feel in the action I was compelled today to make and the firmness with which I intend to pursue this course until the orders of the federal court at Little Rock can be executed without unlawful interference. - Dwight D Eisenhower

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

20. 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

21. I don't attempt to be a poker player before this crowd. - Dwight D Eisenhower

22. I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new-one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare. - Dwight D Eisenhower

23. I feel like the fellow in jail who is watching his scaffold being built. - Dwight D Eisenhower

24. 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

25. 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

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