Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes and Sayings

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes and Sayings

Explorer the best Dwight D. Eisenhower quotes and sayings about leadership, planning and integrity. He was an American army general and statesman. He served as the 34th president of the United States (
1953 to 1961 ).

1. 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.

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2. What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

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

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4. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

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

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6. Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.

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

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

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9. Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.

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10. No one should ever sit in this office over 70 years old, and that I know.

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11. 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.

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

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

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14. In the final choice a soldier’s pack is not so heavy as a prisoner’s chains.

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15. Pessimism never won any battle.

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

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17. Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.

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18. ‘Worry’ is a word that I don’t allow myself to use.

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19. I thought it completely absurd to mention my name in the same breath as the presidency.

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20. Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative.

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21. There is no victory at bargain basement prices.

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22. The sergeant is the Army.

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

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24. I’m saving that rocker for the day when I feel as old as I really am.

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

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

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27. Well, when you come down to it, I don’t see that a reporter could do much to a president, do you?

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28. Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one.

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30. The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!

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

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32. Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.

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33. I shall make that trip. I shall go to Korea.

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

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35. Our pleasures were simple – they included survival.

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