General Dwight Eisenhower Quotes

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  • There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.
  • Neither a wise 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.
  • Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy.
  • Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative.
  • 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.
  • From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny is in trouble and reminders that its structure is as brittle as its surface is hard.
  • 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.
  • I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem – and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?
  • I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.
  • 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.
  • In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
  • Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
  • May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
  • Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
  • Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
  • Plans are nothing; planning is everything.
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