Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

Dwight Eisenhower

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From 1953 to 1961, David Dwight Eisenhower served as the 34th president of the United States. Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas, and raised in Abilene, Kansas. General of the Army, he achieved the rare five-star rank of Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe during World War II. Operation Torch in 1942-43 and the successful invasion of Normandy from the Western Front in 1944-45 were planned and overseen by him.


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18 Amazing Quotes By David Dwight Eisenhower

1. 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.

2. 'Worry' is a word that I don't allow myself to use.

3. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

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

5. We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.

6. No one should ever sit in this office over 70 years old, and that I know.

7. War settles nothing.

8. The world moves, and ideas that were once good are not always good.

9. 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.

10. You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.

11. There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.

12. There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.

13. The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!

14. If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.

15. Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. I shall make that trip. I shall go to Korea.