Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is no person in this room whose basic rights are not involved in any successful defiance to the carrying out of court orders... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone is too far from home... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

The world moves, and ideas that were once good are not always good... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

The United States strongly seeks a lasting agreement for the discontinuance of nuclear weapons tests. We believe that this would be an important step toward reduction of international tensions and would open the way to further agreement on substantial measures of disarmament... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

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... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

The sergeant is the Army... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Things have never been more like the way they are today in history... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

We are tired of aristocratic explanations in Harvard words... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

War settles nothing... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

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... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

This desk of mine is one at which a man may die, but from which he cannot resign... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

The purpose is clear. It is safety with solvency. The country is entitled to both... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

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... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Politics is a profession.. view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Plans are nothing.. view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Pessimism never won any battle... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today.. view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Our pleasures were simple - they included survival... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Some years ago I became president of Columbia University and learned within 24 hours to be ready to speak at the drop of a hat, and I learned something more, the trustees were expected to be ready to speak at the passing of the hat... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is no victory at bargain basement prices... view

By: Dwight D. 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... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

The free world must not prove itself worthy of its own past... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice.. view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower

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... view

By: Dwight D. Eisenhower