Authors - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 - March 28, 1969) was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He had previously been a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II, and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe; he had responsibility for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942-43 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944-45, from the Western Front. In 1951, he became the first supreme commander of NATO. - Wikipedia
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.
Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in blood of his followers and sacrifices of his friends.
Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master.
The president cannot escape from his office.
If the United Nations once admits that international disputes can be settled by using force, then we will have destroyed the foundation of the organization and our best hope of establishing a world order.
Only Americans can hurt America.
I deplore the need or the use of troops anywhere to get American citizens to obey the orders of constituted courts.
I thought it completely absurd to mention my name in the same breath as the Presidency.
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
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.
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.
There is one thing about being President, no one can tell you when to sit down.
In the counsels of Government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the Military Industrial Complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.
Speeches are for the younger men who are going places. And I'm not going anyplace except six feet under the floor of that little chapel adjoining the museum and library at Abilene.
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.
When you appeal to force, there's one thing you must never do - lose.
Things are more like they are today than they have ever been before.
I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionable 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.
Do not needlessly endanger your lives until I give you the signal.
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.
If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension... would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.
From this day forward, the millions of our schoolchildren will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural schoolhouse, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty.
I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new-one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare.
The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice -- their choice.
Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one.
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
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.
There is -- in world affairs -- a steady course to be followed between an assertion of strength that is truculent and a confession of helplessness that is cowardly.
I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.
A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be temped to risk his own destruction.
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 their way and let them have it.
The only way to win World War III is to prevent it.
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.
The world moves, and ideas that were good once are not always good.
Without a doubt, psychological warfare has proven its right to a place of dignity in our military arsenal.
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem-and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?
Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy.
When you are in any contest you should work as if there were, to the very last minute, a chance to lose it.
The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.
A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.
Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Before all else, we seek, upon our common labor as a nation, the blessings of Almighty God.