Facts about Dwight D. Eisenhower USA Flag

Summary

Dwight D. Eisenhower was a famous President from USA, who lived between October 14, 1890 and March 28, 1969. He became 78 years old.

Biography

Dwight David Eisenhower was a career military officer and politician in the United States for the Republican party. He was the country's 34 president from 1953 to 1961.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 81 quotes who is written / told by Dwight, under the main topics: History, Leadership, Peace, Society, War.

Related authors: Adlai Stevenson, Everett Dirksen

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight_D._Eisenhower

Famous quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower (81)


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"Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it"
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"Plans are nothing; planning is everything"
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"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it"
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"There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were"
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"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"
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"If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it"
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"Well, when you come down to it, I don't see that a reporter could do much to a president, do you?"
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"You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership"
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"Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all"
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"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"
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"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"
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"We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom"
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"The United States strongly seeks a lasting agreement for the discontinuance of nuclear weapons tests. We believe that this would be an important step toward reduction of international tensions and would open the way to further agreement on substantial measures of disarmament"
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"Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one"
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"We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security"
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"Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs"
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"It is far more important to be able to hit the target than it is to haggle over who makes a weapon or who pulls a trigger"
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"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"
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"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"
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"There is no person in this room whose basic rights are not involved in any successful defiance to the carrying out of court orders"
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"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"
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"I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center"
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"I deplore the need or the use of troops anywhere to get American citizens to obey the orders of constituted courts"
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"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"
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"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"
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"How far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without?"
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"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid"
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"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"
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"From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny is in trouble and reminders that its structure is as brittle as its surface is hard"
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"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"
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"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field"
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"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"
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"Don't think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed"
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"Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed"
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"Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative"
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"Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy"
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"Ankles are nearly always neat and good-looking, but knees are nearly always not"
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"An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows"
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"An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame - Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins"
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"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both"
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"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"
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"We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex"
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"We are tired of aristocratic explanations in Harvard words"
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"We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it"
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"War settles nothing"
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"Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates"
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"Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose"
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"Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace"
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"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"
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"This desk of mine is one at which a man may die, but from which he cannot resign"
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"Things have never been more like the way they are today in history"
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"The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth"
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"The sergeant is the Army"
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"The purpose is clear. It is safety with solvency. The country is entitled to both"
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"The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without"
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"The people of the world genuinely want peace. Some day the leaders of the world are going to have to give in and give, it to them"
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"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"
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"The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield"
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"The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!"
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"The free world must not prove itself worthy of its own past"
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"The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law"
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"Our pleasures were simple - they included survival"
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"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"
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"Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg"
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"Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free"
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"Only Americans can hurt America"
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"Oh, that lovely title, ex-president"
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"No one should ever sit in this office over 70 years old, and that I know"
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"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"
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"Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it"
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"May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion"
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"I'm saving that rocker for the day when I feel as old as I really am"
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"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"
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"I thought it completely absurd to mention my name in the same breath as the presidency"
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"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"
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"I shall make that trip. I shall go to Korea"
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"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 the way and let them have it"
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"I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?"
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"I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?"
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"I have found out in later years that we were very poor, but the glory of America is that we didn't know it then"
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"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity"


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