27 Greatest Dwight D Eisenhower Quotes

27 Greatest Dwight D Eisenhower Quotes

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Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States of America from 1953 to 1961. He was a five star general during World War II and was responsible for planning the invasion of North Africa. He died in 1969 at the age of 78.

“Censorship, in my opinion, is a stupid and shallow way of approaching the solution to any problem.”

“Don’t think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.”

“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.”

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

“From this day forward, the millions of our school children will daily proclaim in every city, every village, and every rural schoolhouse, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty.”

“Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionaries and rebels—men and women who dared to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”

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

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

“If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt, it is mine alone.”

“I’m going to command the whole shebang.”

“Kinship among nations is not determined in such measurements as proximity of size and age.”

“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.”

“The chief of staff says I’m the guy.”

“The hand of the aggressor is stayed by strength — and strength alone.”

“The sergeant is the Army.”

“The true purpose of education is to prepare young men and women for effective citizenship in a free form of government.”

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

“This is a long tough road we have to travel. The men that can do things are going to be sought out just as surely as the sun rises in the morning. Fake reputations, habits of glib and clever speech, and glittering surface performance are going to be discovered.”

“Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.”

“To blend, without coercion, the individual good and the common good is the essence of citizenship in a free country.”

“War is mankind’s most tragic and stupid folly; to seek or advise its deliberate provocation is a black crime against all men.”

“We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.”

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

“When you are in any contest you should work as if there were – to the very last minute – a chance to lose it.”

“When you put on a uniform there are certain inhibitions that you accept.”

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

“You have broader considerations that might follow what you would call the falling domino principle. You have a row of dominoes set up. You knock over the first one, and what will happen to
the last one is the certainty that it will go over very quickly. So you could have the beginning of a disintegration that would have the most profound influences.”