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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I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens.

It is far more important to be able to hit the target than it is to haggle over who makes a weapon or who pulls a trigger.

Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.

War settles nothing.

Few women I fear have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.

Ankles are nearly always neat and good-looking but knees are nearly always not.

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

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

Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.

Unlike presidential administrations problems rarely have terminal dates.

There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone is too far from home.

The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.

Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.

We are tired of aristocratic explanations in Harvard words.

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

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.

In most communities it is illegal to cry "fire" in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims?

Plans are nothing, planning is everything.

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.

If the United Nations once admits that international disputes can be settled by using force then we will have destroyed the foundation of the organization and our best hope of establishing a world order.

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