Dwight Eisenhower Quotes Page 2

The world moves, and ideas that were once good are not always good.
Dwight Eisenhower
Good   |  


Mother was by far the greatest personal influence in our lives.
Dwight Eisenhower
Mother   |  


It's very hard to look a soldier in the eye when you fear that you are sending him to his death.
Dwight Eisenhower
Fear   |  


Our troops are capable of the best of discipline. If they lack it, leadership is faulty. A commander who cannot develop proper discipline must be replaced.
Dwight Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe
Inspirational Quotes  |


It is a characteristic of military problems that they yield to nothing but harsh reality; things must be reduced to elemental simplicity and answers must be clear, almost obvious.
Dwight Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe
Simplicity   |  


Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
Dwight Eisenhower
Funny Quotes about Life   |


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 Eisenhower
Peace   |  


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


Pessimism never won any battle.
Dwight Eisenhower
Optimistic   |  


War settles nothing.
Dwight Eisenhower
My Thoughts on Remembrance Day   |  


Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book.
Dwight Eisenhower
Book   |  


What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight Eisenhower
Funny Quotes   |  


If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking - is freedom.
Dwight Eisenhower
Comfort Zone   |  


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


I'm saving that rocker for the day when I feel as old as I really am.
Dwight Eisenhower
Age   |  

Quotes about Dwight Eisenhower

One of six brothers, Dwight was raised in a white frame house on South East Fourth Street, absorbing the simple and unquestioned values taught by his surroundings and by his parents—honesty, self-reliance, hard work, ambition, and fear of God.
Tom Wicker, Dwight D. Eisenhower: The American Presidents Series: The 34th President, 1953-1961
Home   |  


An appreciation of history and the outdoors, self-reliance, and ruddy athleticism were among the traits Ike learned in Abilene - along with a fierce will and a clumsy way with women - but what may have most shaped him in those early years were his lessons in moderation, the skill he developed as a boy to navigate between powerful forces, to fight his way past school-yard bullies, and to claim a place in his crowded home of brothers.
Jim Newton, Eisenhower: The White House Years
Appreciation   |  


Dwight D Eisenhower is somebody that could get lost in the pages of history if you weren't paying attention. How that could happen is hard to believe because he was actually an amazing man and leader.
Jim Newton, Eisenhower: The White House Years
Greatness   |  


Eisenhower always considered Kansas his hometown. When he was young, he was in an accident with his younger brother.  This experience made him realize that he needed to protect those who were underneath him.
Luke Johnson, Dwight Eisenhower: World Wars to the White House
Experience   |  


He (Dwight Eisenhower) always stressed teamwork, as coach, general and president. He was self-assured but never conceited - humility was a much-prized Mennonite virtue.
Paul Johnson, Eisenhower: A Life
Teamwork   |  


It was in sports that he (Dwight Eisenhower) first discovered his talents as a leader and an organizer. As a boy, he provided the energy and leadership that led to a Saturday-afternoon game of football or baseball.
Stephen E. Ambrose, Eisenhower: Soldier and President
Sports   |  


He had no doubts about himself. There was not, for him, the self-searching or identity crisis so often associated with young men. Ike Eisenhower knew who he was and where he was going.
Stephen E. Ambrose, Eisenhower: Soldier and President
Doubt   |  


Well before he became president of the United States, Dwight Eisenhower was already a national hero and one of the most universally respected Americans of his time.
Carlo D'Este, Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life
Time   |  


His life was an amazing saga of the American dream come true. He came from humble, undistinguished midwestern roots, yet rose to a position undreamed of during the most destructive war in the history of mankind.
Carlo D'Este, Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life
Dream   |  

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