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  • As for myself and for the Secretary of State and others involved, including those in the Legislature, we stand ready to do anything, to meet with anyone, anywhere, as long as we may do so in self-respect, demanding the respect due this Nation, and there is any slightest idea or chance of furthering this great cause of peace.

  • Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen.

  • Any time we deny any citizen the full exercise of his constitutional rights, we are weakening our own claim to them.

  • 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.

  • I don't think the United States needs superpatriots. We need patriotism, honestly practiced by all of us, and we don't need these people that are more patriotic than you or anyone else.

  • War is mankind's most tragic and stupid folly; to seek or advise its deliberate provocation is a black crime against all men.

    War   Men  
    Graduation Exercises at the United States Military Academy, www.dwightdeisenhower.com. June 03, 1947.
  • It is probably a pity that every citizen of each state cannot visit all the others, to see the differences, to learn what we have in common, and come back with a richer, fuller understanding of America - in all its beauty, in all its dignity, in all its strength, in support of moral principles.

    Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1959). “Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1955”, p.619, Best Books on
  • We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose and insidious in method.

    Dwight D. Eisenhower (2006). “The Military-Industrial Complex: With an Introduction by Jesse Smith”, p.24, Basementia Publications
  • In this hope, among the things we teach to the young are such truths as the transcendent value of the individual and the dignity of all people, the futility and stupidity of war, its destructiveness of life and its degradation of human values.

    Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1961). “Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960-1961”, p.315, Best Books on
  • The righteousness of men should be treated with the same respect that one would accord to a rattlesnake. Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

  • As quickly as you start spending federal money in large amounts, it looks like free money.

  • I believe that for the past twenty years there has been a creeping socialism spreading in the United States.

    "Eisenhower: The Inside Story". Book by Robert J. Donovan, p. 336, 1956.
  • Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.

    "Nineteen Stars: A Study in Military Character and Leadership". Book by Edgar F. Puryear Jr., p. 289, 1971.
  • Every battle is going to surprise you. No plan ever survives contact with the enemy.

  • The president cannot escape from his office.

  • The purpose is clear. It is safety with solvency. The country is entitled to both.

    Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1959). “Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1958”, p.327, Best Books on
  • 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.

    Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1960). “Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1959”, p.388, Best Books on
  • A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

    First Inaugural Address, delivered 20 January 1953
  • The essence of war is fire, famine, and pestilence. They contribute to its outbreak; they are among its weapons; they become its consequences.

  • Our American heritage is threatened as much by our own indifference as it is by the most unscrupulous office or by the most powerful foreign threat. The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.

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

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

  • The things I saw beggar description ... The visual evidence and the verbal testimony of starvation, cruelty, and bestiality were so overpowering as to leave me a bit sick. In one room, where there were piled up twenty or thirty naked men, killed by starvation, George Patton would not even enter. He said he would get sick if he did so. I made the visit deliberately, in order to be in a position to give first-hand evidence of these things if ever, in the future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations merely to "propaganda".

    "Commemorating The 70th Anniversary Of Liberation", www.ushmm.org.
  • Never waste a minute thinking about people you don't like.

  • 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.

    "Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953".
  • A world that begins to witness the rebirth of trust among nations can find its way to a peace that is neither partial nor punitive. With all who will work in good faith toward such a peace, we are ready, with renewed resolve, to strive to redeem the near-lost hopes of our day.

    Address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors, delivered 16 April 1953, Statler Hotel, Washington, D.C.
  • Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you.

    Order of the Day, 2 June 1944
  • The only answer to a regime that wages total cold war is to wage total peace.

    Peace   War  
    Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1959). “Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1958”, p.3, Best Books on
  • The teaching of their ancient belief is filled with truth for the present day. Its profound sense of justice, nation to nation, man to man, is an essential part of every religious and social order. The health of our society depends upon a deep and abiding respect for the basic commandments of the God of Israel.

  • Innovations and discoveries have created new industries giving more and more Americans better jobs and adding greatly to the prosperity and well being of all.

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • Born: October 14, 1890
    • Died: March 28, 1969
    • Occupation: 34th U.S. President