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Dwight D. Eisenhower
October 14, 1890 - March 28, 1969
Nationality: American
Category: President
Subcategory: American President

The purpose is clear. It is safety with solvency. The country is entitled to both.


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


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.


Our pleasures were simple - they included survival.


The world moves, and ideas that were once good are not always good.


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


No one should ever sit in this office over 70 years old, and that I know.


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


In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

    Topics: Government

This desk of mine is one at which a man may die, but from which he cannot resign.


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


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


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


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.


If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension... would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.


The people of the world genuinely want peace. Some day the leaders of the world are going to have to give in and give, it to them.


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


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

    Topics: Motivational

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


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.


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