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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Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.

We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.

There is nothing wrong with America that faith love of freedom intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.

I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?

I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.

If a problem cannot be solved enlarge it.

Pull the string and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it and it will go nowhere at all.

Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.

An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame - Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins.

Every gun that is made every warship launched every rocket fired signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed those who are cold and are not clothed.

I have found out in later years that we were very poor but the glory of America is that we didn't know it then.

Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.

There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.

Well when you come down to it I don't see that a reporter could do much to a president do you?

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.

Some years ago I became president of Columbia University and learned within 24 hours to be ready to speak at the drop of a hat and I learned something more the trustees were expected to be ready to speak at the passing of the hat.

Oh that lovely title ex-president.

I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new-one which I who have spent so much of my life in the military profession would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare.

The free world must not prove itself worthy of its own past.

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