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Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

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Dwight D. Eisenhower quotes

I deplore the need or the use of troops anywhere to get American citizens to obey the orders of constituted courts.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.

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

May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.

Pessimism never won any battle.

Our forces saved the remnants of the Jewish people of Europe for a new life and a new hope in the reborn land of Israel. Along with all men of good will, I salute the young state and wish it well.

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

Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates.