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Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America.
—  Dwight David Eisenhower
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
—  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.
—  Dwight David Eisenhower
Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
—  Dwight David Eisenhower
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionist and rebel men and women who dare to disssent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
—  Dwight David Eisenhower
The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.
—  Dwight David Eisenhower
I 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
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
—  Dwight David Eisenhower
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
—  Dwight David Eisenhower
If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They'll have enough to eat, a bed and roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human Being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government.
—  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
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
Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.
—  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
More than ever before, in our country, this is the age of the individual. Endowed with the accumulated knowledge of centuries, armed with all the instruments of modern science, he is still assured personal freedom and wide avenues of expression so that he may win for himself, his family and his country greater material comfort, ease and happiness; greater spiritual satisfaction and contentment.
—  Dwight David Eisenhower
Americans, indeed all freemen, remember that in the final choice, a soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains.
—  Dwight David Eisenhower
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 David Eisenhower
We merely want to live in peace with all the world, to trade with them, to commune with them, to learn from their culture as they may learn from ours, so that the products of our toil may be used for our schools and our roads and our churches and not for guns and planes and tanks and ships of war.
—  Dwight David 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 David Eisenhower
The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
—  Dwight David 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 David Eisenhower
Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen.
—  Dwight David Eisenhower
We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
—  Dwight David Eisenhower
I have found out in later years we were very poor, but the glory of America is that we didn't know it then.
—  Dwight David Eisenhower
Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun, some joy, some real satisfaction, that day is a loss.
—  Dwight David Eisenhower
There is one thing about being President, no one can tell you when to sit down.
—  Dwight David Eisenhower
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
—  Dwight David Eisenhower
We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.
—  Dwight David Eisenhower
Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates.
—  Dwight David Eisenhower
I despise all adjectives that try to describe people as liberal of conservative, rightist or leftist, as long as they stay in the useful part of the road.
—  Dwight David Eisenhower

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