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Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes


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When I was a small boy in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing and as we sat there in the warmth of the summer afternoon on a river bank, we talked about what we wanted to do when we grew up. I told him that I wanted to be a real major league baseball player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be president of the United States. Neither of us got our wish.
 

When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war.
 

When you appeal to force, there's one thing you must never do - lose.
[Action]
 

When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
 

When you put on a uniform, there are certain inhibitions that you accept.
 

Work should be for all of us a word as honorable and appealing as patriotism.
 

Worry' is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
[Worry]
 

You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
 

You have a row of dominoes set up; you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is that it will go over very quickly.
 


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