Dwight Eisenhower Quotes

October 14, 1890 - March 28, 1969

Dwight Eisenhower

Be encouraged by these Dwight Eisenhower quotes. He was best known as Supreme commander of Allied forces in WWII. He was the thirty-fourth President of the United States. He was in office from 1953 to 1961.


Accomplishments will prove to be a journey, not a destination.
Dwight Eisenhower
Accomplishment   |  


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


As our heart summons our strength, our wisdom must direct it.
Dwight Eisenhower
Wise  |


Dollars and guns are no substitute for brains and willpower.
Dwight Eisenhower
Wealth  |


Don't join the book burners. Don't think you are going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
Dwight Eisenhower
Quotes about Books  |


Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight Eisenhower
Leadership  |


Never waste a minute thinking about people you don't like.
Dwight Eisenhower
Time  |


I never saw a pessimistic general win a battle.
Dwight Eisenhower
Optimism  |


At the outset none of us could foresee the end of the struggle; few of us saw eye to eye on what was demanded of us as individuals and as a nation; but each began, step by step, to learn and to perform his allotted task.
Dwight Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe
Future   |  


Differences there were, differences among strong men representing strong and proud peoples, but these paled into insignificance alongside the miracle of achievement represented in the shoulder-to-shoulder march of the Allies to complete victory in the West.
Dwight Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe
Miracles  |


Some of the officers, in the long years of peace, had worn for themselves deep ruts of professional routine within which they were sheltered from vexing new ideas and troublesome problems.
Dwight Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe
Peace  |


I have found out in later years we were very poor, but the glory of America is that we didn't know it then. All that we knew was that our parents - of great courage - could say to us, "Opportunity is all about you. Reach out and take it."
Dwight Eisenhower
Opportunity  |


"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
Dwight Eisenhower
Worry  |


A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
Dwight Eisenhower
Humor   |  


Plans are nothing; planning is everything.
Dwight Eisenhower
Inspirational Quotes  |


Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.
Dwight Eisenhower
Problem  |


I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center.
Dwight Eisenhower
Gossip Quotes   |  


Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Dwight Eisenhower
Motivation   |  


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


An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
Dwight Eisenhower
Communication   |  


A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight Eisenhower
Attitude   |


If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
Dwight Eisenhower
Every Problem Has A Solution   |


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 Eisenhower
Fear   |  


Quotes about Dwight Eisenhower

Eisenhower was, observers agreed, a "father figure" to the American voters of the prosperous and relatively tranquil fifties, many of whom had served under him in the European theater and - like good old Ike - were amateur golfers, backyard cooks, and going bald.
Tom Wicker, Dwight D. Eisenhower: The American Presidents Series: The 34th President, 1953-1961
Father   |


Eisenhower's great political strength as president was his dedication to middle-of-the-road policies, and his insistence that he was guided only by devotion to duty and a sense of the national interest.
Tom Wicker, Dwight D. Eisenhower: The American Presidents Series: The 34th President, 1953-1961
Common Sense   |


By the time he declared his candidacy for president in 1952, Dwight Eisenhower was a formed man, exquisitely prepared for the burdens and the opportunities of the office. No person in the United States had greater experience in leadership, greater knowledge of America's most important allies, greater grasp of Washington's most essential institutions.
Jim Newton, Eisenhower: The White House Years
Knowledge   |


Though destined for a career of breathtaking consequence, Dwight gave bare indication of such potential in his early years.
Jim Newton, Eisenhower: The White House Years
Destiny   |


Eisenhower used his experience as a military officer when making decisions in the White House.
Luke Johnson, Dwight Eisenhower: World Wars to the White House
Decision   |


During Eisenhower's two terms, he saw the economy thrive, except for a brief recession in 1958-59. He was voted most admired man 12 times by Gallup's poll.
Luke Johnson, Dwight Eisenhower: World Wars to the White House
Appreciation   |


Throughout his (Dwight Eisenhower) adult life his diaries record that he habitually rose at six, and on many days worked till eleven p.m. "Seven hours' sleep is plenty," he would say.
Paul Johnson, Eisenhower: A Life
Work   |


Ike thought greatness depended either on achieving preeminence in "some broad field of human thought or endeavor," or on assuming "some position of great responsibility" and then so discharging discharging the duties "as to have left a marked and favorable imprint upon the future."
Stephen E. Ambrose, Eisenhower: Soldier and President
Greatness   |


Eisenhower's home life revolved around worship. Every day, morning and night, the family members got down on their knees to pray.
Stephen E. Ambrose, Eisenhower: Soldier and President
Home   |


Dwight D. Eisenhower endured many dramatic, tension-filled days, but nothing ever exceeded the events leading up to his courageous decision to launch the greatest military invasion in the history of warfare on June 6, 1944.
Carlo D'Este, Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life
Courage   |


He (Dwight Eisenhower) gave us the strength of a great reputation, a great character, and an abiding sense of America's mission; he gave us, when all is said and done, the chance to live up to the best there is in us. Not very many presidents have ever given us more.
Kenneth S. Davis, Dwight Eisenhower
Character   |


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