Dwight Eisenhower, fully Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower

Dwight
Eisenhower, fully Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower
1890
1969

American Leader, Five-Star Army General, 34th President of the United States. During World War II served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, with responsibility for planning and supervising the successful invasion of France and Germany, the first Supreme Commander of NATO

Author Quotes

It is possible, even probable, that hopelessness among a people can be a far more potent cause of war than greed.

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

You must not retain for one instant any man in a responsible position where you have become doubtful of his ability to do the job… This matter frequently calls for more courage than any other thing you will have to do, but I expect you to be perfectly cold-blooded about it.

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.

An immoral nation invites its own ruin.

Never lose your temper, except intentionally.

Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionaries and rebels – men and women who dared to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.

We must never forget that international friendship is achieved through rumors ignored, propaganda challenged and exposed; through patient loyalty to those who have proved themselves worthy of it; through help freely given, where help is need and merited... Peace is more a product of our day-to-day living than of a spectacular program, intermittently executed.

War is no longer a lively adventure or expedition into romance, matching man against man in the test of the stout-hearted. Instead, it is aimed against the cities mankind has built. Its goal is their total destruction and devastation.

This is what I found out about religion. It gives you courage to make the decisions you must make in a crisis, and then the confidence to leave the result to Higher Power. Only by trust in God can a man carrying responsibility find repose.

There is no victory at bargain basement prices.

The pact of Munich was a more fell blow to humanity than the atom bomb at Hiroshima. Suffocation of human freedom among a once free people, however quietly and peacefully accomplished, is more far-reaching in its implications and its effects on their future than the destruction of their homes, industrial centers and transportation facilities. Out of rubble heaps, willing hands can rebuild a better city; but out of freedom lost can stem only generations of hate and bitter struggle and brutal oppression.

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

Remember, it is not by a tyrant's words, but only by his deeds that we can know him.

The achievement of brotherhood is the crowning achievement of our society.

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.

One day the people of the world will want peace so much that governments are going to have to get out of the way and give it to them.

In spite of the publicity given to disorders, riots, and criminal violence, the vast majority of our people are law-abiding and proud of their country and ready to sacrifice on her behalf.

Modern man worships at the temple of science, yet science tells him only what is possible, not what is right.

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

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of their way and let them have it.

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.

Fundamentally, public opinion wins wars.

As never before, the essence of war is fire, famine and pestilence. They contribute to its outbreak; they are among its weapons; they become its consequences.

Author Picture
First Name
Dwight
Last Name
Eisenhower, fully Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower
Birth Date
1890
Death Date
1969
Bio

American Leader, Five-Star Army General, 34th President of the United States. During World War II served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, with responsibility for planning and supervising the successful invasion of France and Germany, the first Supreme Commander of NATO