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Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

(1890-1969), Thirty-fourth President of the USA

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

Category: Peace

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him, he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone.

Category: Persuasion

Pessimism never won any battle.

Category: Pessimism

Plans are nothing; planning is everything.

Category: Planning

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

Category: Planning

Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates.

Category: Politicians And Politics

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.

Category: Politicians And Politics

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]

Category: Poverty And The Poor

There is no victory at bargain basement prices.

Category: Price

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

Category: Principles

The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.

Category: Priorities

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.

Category: Procrastination

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.

Category: Risk

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth

Category: Spirit And Spirituality

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.

Category: Strength