Top 20 Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961. It was a blend of honesty, humility, and persistence that marked Dwight D. Eisenhower’s success as both the thirty-fourth president of the United States and as the supreme commander of the Allied forces during World War II.
D. Eisenhower's family had a strong religious background. Eisenhower's mother was a Lutheran, married as a River Brethren, and later became a Jehovah's Witness. However, Eisenhower did not belong to any organized church until 1952.
Eisenhower graduated from West Point and commanded a tank training center during World War I. At the outbreak of World War II, Eisenhower was appointed to the army’s war plans division, where he prepared a strategy for the Allied invasion of Europe.
He was later selected commander of U.S. troops in Europe. He retired from the military to become president of Columbia University and publish his bestselling account of the war. Wooed by both parties, Eisenhower ran as a Republican for president in 1952 and 1956, winning both times.
Eisenhower enjoyed tremendous popularity with the American people and worked to expand Social Security and increase the minimum wage. In addition, he created the Departments of Health, Education, and Welfare, and NASA. Here are our Top 20 Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes for you.

Top 20 Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

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

The final battle against intolerance is to be fought— not in the chambers of any legislature— but in the HEARTS of men.

Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses -because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened.

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight- it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Pessimism never won any battle.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

May we grow in strength— without pride of self. May we, in our dealings with all peoples of the earth, ever speak the truth and serve justice… May the light of freedom, coming to all darkened lands, flame brightly— until at last the darkness is no more.

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.

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

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.

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go to your library and read every book…

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

A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

In most communities, it is illegal to cry “fire” in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims? 

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.

Never waste a minute thinking about people you don't like.

The history of free men is never really written by chance but by CHOICE— their choice.

Never send a battalion to take a hill if a regiment is available.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

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