Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.
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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

War settles nothing.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Don’t join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Only Americans can hurt America.
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.
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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

How far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without?
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

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

May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Ankles are nearly always neat and good-looking, but knees are nearly always not.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

You have a row of dominoes set up; you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is that it will go over very quickly.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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