Quotes by American President Dwight D. Eisenhower


Never waste a minute thinking about people you don't like. Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom. Dwight D. Eisenhower

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog. Dwight D. Eisenhower
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I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America? Dwight D. Eisenhower


The sergeant is the Army. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center. Dwight D. Eisenhower

When you put on a uniform, there are certain inhibitions that you accept. Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is no person in this room whose basic rights are not involved in any successful defiance to the carrying out of court orders. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Our pleasures were simple - they included survival. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America? Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure. Dwight D. Eisenhower

You have a row of dominoes set up; you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is that it will go over very quickly. Dwight D. Eisenhower
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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. Dwight D. Eisenhower
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