Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American politician and Army general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe.

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

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

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.

This world of ours must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate and be instead a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.

The history of free men is never really written by chance, but by choice, their choice!

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

Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy.

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it no real success is possiblem no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army or in an office.

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

I hate war, as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality its futility its stupidity.

Our pleasures were simple - they included survival.

In the final choice, a soldier's pack is not so heavy as a prisoner's chains.

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.

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.

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

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.

We seek peace knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

There is no person in this room whose basic rights are not involved in any successful defiance to the carrying out of court orders.

Together we must learn how to compose differences not with arms but with intellect and decent purpose.

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