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Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes


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Like the export of the Spanish Inquisition, the American Inquisition too has been taken to the far flung corners of the earth.
 

May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
 

May we pursue that right - without self-righteousness.  May we know unity - without conformity.  May we grow in strength - without pride of self.  May we, in our dealings with all people of the earth, ever speak the truth and serve justice.  May the light of freedom, coming to all darkened lands, flame brightly - until at last the darkness is no more.
 

May we, in our dealings with all the peoples of the earth, ever speak the truth and serve justice.
 

Morale is the greatest single factor in successful wars.
[Morale]
 

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
[Art]
 

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 easy problems ever come to the President of the United States. If they are easy to solve, somebody else has solved them.
 

No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves.
[Positive]
 

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

No people on earth can be held, as a people, to be an enemy, for all humanity shares the common hunger for peace and fellowship and justice. ... No nation's security and well-being can be lastingly achieved in isolation but only in effective cooperation with fellow-nations.
 

Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.
[Politics]
 

On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that all their efforts shall not have been in vain.
 

One circumstance that helped our character development: we were needed. I often think today of what an impact could be made if children believed they were contributing to a family's essential survival and happiness. In the transformation from a rural to an urban society, children are - though they might not agree - robbed of the opportunity to do genuinely responsible work.
 

Only Americans can hurt America.
[America]
 

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
[Free]
 

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
 

Our forces saved the remnants of the Jewish people of Europe for a new life and a new hope in the reborn land of Israel. Along with all men of good will, I salute the young state and wish it well.
 

Our pleasures were simple - they included survival.
 

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.
[Action]
 


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