"We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security"
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
About this Quote
This quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower is a warning versus the pursuit of outright security. He is recommending that if we attempt to attain total security, we will end up investing more money than we can afford and ultimately insolvent ourselves. This is because absolute security is difficult to attain, and the more we try to get closer to it, the more resources we will have to expend. Eisenhower is warning us to be mindful of our spending and to not let our desire for security lead us to monetary ruin. He is likewise suggesting that we must concentrate on producing a balance in between security and other essential aspects of life, such as financial stability and individual flexibility. By doing this, we can guarantee that we are not sacrificing our financial security in the pursuit of absolute security.
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