Dwight D. Eisenhower

US general & Republican politician (1890 - 1969)

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Before all else, we seek, upon our common labor as a nation, the blessings of Almighty God.
Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired in the final analysis, is a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold and not clothed.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, represents, in the final analysis, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
I believe that for the past twenty years there has been a creeping socialism spreading in the United States.
I have found out in later years that my family was very poor, but the glory of America is that we didn't know it. -- On his childhood
I never saw a pessimistic general win a battle.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that all their efforts shall not have been in vain.
Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.
The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.
We have heard much of the phrase, peace and friendship. This phrase, in expressing the aspiration of America, is not complete. We should say instead, peace and friendship, in freedom. This, I think, is America's real message to the rest of the world.
We merely want to live in peace with all the world, to trade with them, to commune with them, to learn from their culture as they may learn from ours, so that the products of our toil may be used for our schools and our roads and our churches and not for guns and planes and tanks and ships of war.

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