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

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms ins not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children... This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.

The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

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 not clothed. This 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. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.

Human dignity, economic freedom, individual responsibility, these are the characteristics that distinguish democracy from all other forms devised by man.

The hopes of the world rest on the flexibility, vigor, capacity for new thought, and the fresh outlook of the young.

Generosity has never impoverished the giver; it has enriched the lives of those who have practiced it... And the bread we have cast upon the waters has been returned in blessings a hundredfold.

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.

No man can always be right. So the struggle is to do one’s best; to keep the brain and conscience clear; never to be swayed by unworthy motives or inconsequential reasons, but to strive to unearth the basic factors involved and then do one’s duty.

Decency - generosity - cooperation - assistance in trouble - devotion to duty; these are the things that are of greater value than surface appearances and custom.

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