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You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Leaders and Leadership
Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Strength
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Peace
The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Decisions
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. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Priorities
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 - Motivation
Plans are nothing; planning is everything. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Planning
An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame -- Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Atheism
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 - Lies and Lying
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 - War
I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem -- and that yardstick is: Is it good for America? Dwight D. Eisenhower - America
When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were--to the very last minute--a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Risk
There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure. Dwight D. Eisenhower - America
The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Voting
Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Freedom
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Farming and Farmers
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 - War
Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Desire
Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Truth
May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Dissent
There is no victory at bargain basement prices. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Price
Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Politicians and Politics
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Intelligence and Intellectuals
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. Dwight D. Eisenhower - America
The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield. Dwight D. Eisenhower - War
There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone is too far from home. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Cities and City Life
Neither a wise 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 - Procrastination
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Leaders and Leadership
Only Americans can hurt America. Dwight D. Eisenhower - America
Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Leaders and Leadership
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Motivation
We have heard much of the phrase, ''peace and friendship.'' This phrase, in expressing the aspiration of America, is not complete. We should say instead, ''peace and friendship, in freedom.'' This, I think, is America's real message to the rest of the world. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Peace
The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Spirit and Spirituality
The free world must not prove itself worthy of its own past. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Past
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Peace
We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Peace
Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Cooperation
Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America. Dwight D. Eisenhower - America
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Principles
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Freedom
I'm saving that rocker for the day when I feel as old as I really am. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Age and Aging
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 - Generals
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Competition
Pessimism never won any battle. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Pessimism
Things have never been more like the way they are today in history. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Change
I have found out in later years that my family was very poor, but the glory of America is that we didn't know it. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Poverty and The Poor
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 - Politicians and Politics
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Planning
Every gun that is fired, 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. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. Dwight D. Eisenhower - War
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. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Law and Lawyers
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. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Persuasion

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