Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

Never let yourself be persuaded that any one Great Man, any one leader, is necessary to the salvation of America. When America consists of one leader and 158 million followers, it will no longer be America.

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

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

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell you more than he knows.

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...

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

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?

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

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

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

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

Never send a battalion to take a hill if a regiment is available.

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

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.

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

War is mankind's most tragic and stupid folly; to seek or advise its deliberate provocation is a black crime against all men.

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.

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of the way and let them have it.

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.

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

The history of free men is never written by chance but by choice - their choice.

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