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Eisenhower quotes (40)

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight its the size of the fight in the dog.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Dog

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.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Earn

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.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: War

Modern man worships at the temple of science but science tells him only what is possible not what is right..
MILTON S. Eisenhower   Category: Unsorted

We succeed only as we identify in life or in war or in anything else a single overriding objective and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Success

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.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Spending

When you are in any contestyou should work as if there wereto the very last minutea chance to lose it. This is battleThis is politicsThis is anything.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Politics

What the church should be telling the worker is that the first demand religion makes on him is that he should be a good workman. If he is a carpenter he should be a competent carpenter. Church by all means on Sundays but what is the use of church if at the very center of life a man defrauds his neighbor and insults God by poor craftsmanship.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Religion

There is a kind of dictatorship that can come about through a creeping paralysis of thought readiness to accept paternalistic measures by government and along with those measures comes a surrender of our own responsibilities and therefore a surrender of our own thought over our own lives and our own right to exercise the vote. The free system gives the right to every citizen to do something for himself. Because he has the right the opportunity is always there.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Government

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.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Persuasion

I make it a practice to avoid hating anyone. If someone's been guilty of despicable actions especially toward me I try to forget him. I used to follow a practicesomewhat contrived I admitto write the man's name on a piece of scrap paper drop it into the lowest drawer of my desk and say to myself: That finishes the incident and so far as I'm concerned that fellow. The drawer became over the years a sort of private wastebasket for crumpled-up spite and discarded personalities. Besides it seemed to be effective and helped me avoid harboring useless black feelings.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Hate

The sergeant is the Army.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Military

Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Ambition

Americans indeed all freemen remember that in the final choice a soldiers pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoners chains.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Burden

When I was a small boy growing up in Kansas a friend of mine and I went fishing and as we sat there in the warmth of a summer afternoon on a riverbank we talked about what we wanted to do when we grew up. I told him that I wanted to be a real major-league baseball player a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that hed like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Baseball

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Freedom

If all that Americans want is security they can go to prison. Theyll 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.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Prison

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.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Law

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Nation

Our economy is the result of millions of decisions we all make every day about producing earning saving investing and spending.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Economy

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Censorship

Though force can protect in emergency only justice fairness consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Justice

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and youre a thousand miles from the corn field.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Agriculture

We seek peace knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Peace

I have found out in later years we were very poor but the glory of America is that we didnt know it then.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Poverty

The same day I saw my first horror camp I visited every nook and cranny. I felt it my duty to be in a position from then on to testify about these things in case there ever grew up at home the belief or assumption that the stories of Nazi brutality were just propaganda.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Propaganda

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.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: World

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Art

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.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Dissent

Unlike presidential administrations problems rarely have terminal dates.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: President

Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go into your library and read every book.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Book

The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Defense

Through unity of action we can be a veritable colossus in support of peace. No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves. Every one of us must be guided by this truth.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Unite

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.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Humanitarian

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.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Individual

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Principle

Plans are nothing planning is everything.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Plan

You do not lead by hitting people over the head thats assault not leadership.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Leadership

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Generation

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.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Day