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Dwight D. Eisenhower quotes

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

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

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.

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

You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.

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

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

In the councils 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.

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.

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.

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.

Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.