Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes


There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Bill of Rights

"So long as we govern our nation by the letter and spirit of the Bill of Rights, we can be sure that our nation will grow in strength and wisdom and freedom." Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), 34th US President, WWII General http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Dwight.Eisenhower.Quote.9B81

Book Burning

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 in your library and read every book... Dwight D. Eisenhower Source:http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Dwight_D._Eisenhower


In the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains. Dwight D. Eisenhower Source:Jan 20, 1953 Don't ever become a general. If you become a general, you just plain have too much to worry about. Dwight D. Eisenhower Source:The Toastmaster's treasure Chest

Constitutional Rights

"Any time we deny any citizen the full exercise of his constitutional rights, we are weakening our own claim to them." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), 34th US President, WWII General Source: Reader's Digest, December 1963 http://liberty-tree.ca/qb/Dwight.Eisenhower.Quote.3FC6


"Here in America we are descended in spirit from revolutionaries and rebels -- men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine." Dwight D. Eisenhower Source: Speech, Columbia University, 1954

Divine Rights

"They [the founders] proclaimed to all the world the revolutionary doctrine of the divine rights of the common man. That doctrine has ever since been the heart of the American faith." Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US President, WWII General Source:http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Dwight.Eisenhower.Quote.70A7

Dog Fight

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, speech to the Republican National Committee, January 31, 1958


Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field. Dwight D. Eisenhower, September 11, 1956

First Things

Before all else, we seek, upon our common labor as a nation, the blessings of Almighty God. Dwight D. Eisenhower Source:http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Dwight_D._Eisenhower


When you appeal to force, there's one thing you must never do - lose. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Habeas Corpus

"Why are we proud? We are proud, first of all, because from the beginning of this Nation, a man can walk upright, no matter who he is, or who she is. He can walk upright and meet his friend--or his enemy; and he does not fear that because that enemy may be in a position of great power that he can be suddenly thrown in jail to rot there without charges and with no recourse to justice. We have the habeas corpus act, and we respect it." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), 34th US President, WWII General Source: : Remarks Upon Receiving the America's Democratic Legacy Award at a B'nai B'rith Dinner in Honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Anti-Defamation League


A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done. Dwight D. Eisenhower Source:http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Dwight_D._Eisenhower


An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows. Dwight D. Eisenhower Source:http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Dwight_D._Eisenhower


Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. Dwight D. Eisenhower

One Of These Days

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. Dwight D. Eisenhower Source:http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Dwight_D._Eisenhower


Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and co-operation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace. Dwight D. Eisenhower


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

Preventive War

"All of us have heard this term "preventive war" since the earliest days of Hitler. ... A preventive war, to my mind, is an impossibility today. How could you have one if one of its features would be several cities lying in ruins, several cities where many, many thousands of people would be dead and injured and mangled, the transportation systems destroyed, sanitation implements and systems all gone? That isn't preventive war; that is war. ... I don't believe there is such a thing; and, frankly, I wouldn't even listen to anyone seriously that came in and talked about such a thing." Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), 34th US President, WWII General Source: 11 August 1954 news conference in response to a question from Ray L. Scherer, NBC: 'Mr. President, there seem to be increasing suggestions that we should embark on a preventive war with the Communist world, some of these suggestions by people in high places. I wonder, sir, if you would care to address yourself to that proposition.'


A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1953


These are not bad people. All they are concerned about is to see that their sweet little girls are not required to sit in school alongside some big overgrown Negroes. President Eisenhower


We have never stopped sin by passing laws; and in the same way, we are not going to take a great moral ideal and achieve it merely by law." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), 34th US President, WWII General


I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens. Dwight D. Eisenhower Source:http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Dwight_D._Eisenhower


Don't think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Dwight D. Eisenhower, speech at Dartmouth College, June 14, 1953


When you are in any contest you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. Dwight D. Eisenhower We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective. Dwight D. Eisenhower, speech, April 2, 1957 US President's Web Ring Home Page Presidential Trivia Howie's Great Democratic Quote Page Howie's Stupid GOP Quote Page MidnightFlyer's Homepage Great Democratic Speeches

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