If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.— Dwight D. Eisenhower
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For every obstacle there is a solution. Persistence is the key. The greatest mistake is giving up!
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
The middle of the road is all of the usable surface.
The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.
May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.
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.
Never waste a minute thinking about people you don't like.
A person who values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
Always try to associate yourself with and learn as much as you can from those who know more than you do, who do better than you, who see more clearly than you.
To be true to one's own freedom is, in essence, to honor and respect the freedom of all others.
As quickly as you start spending federal money in large amounts, it looks like free money.
This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
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.
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Some politician some years ago said that bad officials are elected by good voters who do not vote.
Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first, the most basic, expression of Americanism. Thus, the founding fathers of America saw it, and thus with God's help, it will continue to be.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity.
Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character.
Our American heritage is threatened as much by our own indifference as it is by the most unscrupulous office or by the most powerful foreign threat. The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
People talk about the middle of the road as though it were unacceptable.
Actually, all human problems, excepting morals, come into the gray areas. Things are not all black and white. There have to be compromises. The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.
The speed, accuracy and devastating power of American Artillery won confidence and admiration from the troops it supported and inspired fear and respect in their enemy.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
No man is worth your tears, but once you find one that is, he won't make you cry.
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.
Beware the influence of the military-industrial complex.
Civilization owes to the Islamic world some of its most important tools and achievements...the Muslim genius has added much to the culture of all peoples.
Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth. The Bible is endorsed by the ages. Our civilization is built upon its words. In no other book is there such a collection of inspired wisdom, reality, and hope.
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
We have the disgrace of racial discrimination, or we have prejudice against people because of their religion. We have not had the courage to uproot these things, although we know they are wrong.
A good teacher is one who can understand those who are not very good at explaining, and explain to those who are not very good at understanding.
When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war.
The opportunist thinks of me and today. The statesman thinks of us and tomorrow.
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.
Extremes to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong.
This is what I found out about religion: It gives you courage to make the decisions you must make in a crisis, and then the confidence to leave the result to a higher Power. Only by trust in God can a man carrying responsibility find repose.
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 shall make that trip. I shall go to Korea.
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.
Don't join the book burners!
Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.
Accomplishment will prove to be a journey, not a destination.
Disorganization can scarcely fail to result in efficiency.
May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.
It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you.
Pessimism never won any battle.
Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.