Dwight D Eisenhower Quotes

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows. Dwight D Eisenhower

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. Dwight D Eisenhower

The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without. Dwight D Eisenhower

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

When you appeal to force, there’s one thing you must never do – lose. Dwight D Eisenhower

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. Dwight D Eisenhower

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

Dollars and guns are no substitutes for brains and will power. Dwight D Eisenhower

Pessimism never won any battle. Dwight D Eisenhower

I believe when you are in any contest you should work like there is – to the very last minute – a chance to lose it. Dwight D Eisenhower

The history of free men is never really written by chance buy by choice – their choice. 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

If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They’ll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads. Dwight D Eisenhower

Controlled, universal disarmament is the imperative of our time. The demand for it by the hundreds of millions whose chief concern is the long future of themselves and their children will, I hope, become so universal and so insistent that no man, no government anywhere, can withstand it. Dwight D Eisenhower

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

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. Dwight D Eisenhower

There is, in world affairs, a steady course to be followed between an assertion of strength that is truculent and a confession of helplessness that is cowardly. Dwight D Eisenhower

This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. Dwight D Eisenhower