quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower

The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

Vibrant Profundity quotations

Men who think deeply appear to be comedians in their dealings with others because they always have to feign superficiality in order to be understood.

At first there is nothing, then there is a profound nothingness, after that a blue profundity.

One’s visual language is not something that manifests overnight.

It develops organically over a life-time. The shifts can be so subtle as to be virtually imperceptible and, at times, will come to fruition so rapidly, and with such force, that the profundity is all-consuming. That is life’s work.

You've traveled up ten thousand steps in search of the truth.

So many days in the archives, copying, copying. The gravity of the Tang and the profundity of the Sung make heavy baggage. Here! I've picked you a bunch of wild flowers. Their meaning is the same but they're much easier to carry.

Above all you must illumine your own soul with its profundities and its shallows, and its vanities and its generosities, and say what your beauty means to you or your plainness, and what is your relation to the ever-changing and turning world.

Few look for truth; many prowl about for a reputation of profundity by arrogantly challenging whichever arguments are the best.

Power is no more than a part, no more than the tip of the iceberg of limitless profundity and sublimate of Karate.

The amount of chiaroscuro an idea harbors is the only index of its profundity.

I had left the visible, physical blue at the door, outside, in the street.

The real blue was inside, the blue of the profundity of space, the blue of my kingdom, of our kingdom!.. ..the immaterialisation of blue, the coloured space that can not be seen but which we impregnate ourselves with.

Symbolism exists to adorn and enrich, not to create an artificial sense of profundity.

Profundity of thought belongs to youth, clarity of thought to old age.

When I talk of reality, I am always thinking of essentials.

Profundity is not located in some remote, inaccessible region. It is rooted in everyday life.

Every page must explode, whether through seriousness, profundity, turbulence, nausea, the new, the eternal, annihilating nonsense, enthusiasm for principles, or the way it is printed.

I studied architecture in New York. So, really I was very moved, like everyone else, to try to contribute something that has that resonance and profundity of it means to all of us.

Profundity of thought belongs to youth, clarity of thought to old age.

Promise to give me a kiss on my brow when I am dead.--I shall feel it.

Sometimes I try my hand at turning out small profundities and uncertain short stories, but I always end up with just one single word: God.

When a man’s heart is right with God the mysterious utterances of the Bible are spirit and life to him. Spiritual truth is discernible only to a pure heart, not to a keen intellect. It is not a question of profundity of intellect, but of purity of heart.

When I read the Upanishads, which are part of Vedanta, I found a profundity of worldview that made my Christianity seem like third grade.

The ordinary American voter does not object to mediocrity.

He likes his candidate to be sensible, vigorous, and, above all, what he calls 'magnetic,' and does not value, because he sees no need for, originality or profundity, a fine culture or a wide knowledge.

Philosophy is a corrective against sadness.

Yet there still are people who believe in the profundity of philosophy!

It is a safe rule to apply that, when a mathematical or philosophical author writes with a misty profundity, he is talking nonsense.

Experience has taught me that the shallowest of communist platitudes contains more of a hierarchy of meaning than contemporary bourgeois profundity.

You can't learn pathos or profundity.

In peace there is profundity from which the highest respect arises from respect comes power and command therefore observe peace.

Her mind traveled crooked streets and aimless goat paths, arriving sometimes at profundity, other times at the revelations of a three-year-old. Throughout this fresh, if common, pursuit of knowledge, one conviction crowned her efforts: ...she knew there was nothing to fear.

Jargon is the verbal sleight of hand that makes the old hat seem newly fashionable; it gives an air of novelty and specious profundity to ideas that, if stated directly, would seem superficial, stale, frivolous, or false. The line between serious and spurious scholarship is an easy one to blur, with jargon on your side.

Kindness in thinking creates profundity. Kindness in giving creates love.

All that is necessary to raise imbecility into what the mob regards as profundity is to lift it off the floor and put it on a platform.

So-called professional mathematicians have, in their reliance on the relative incapacity of the rest of mankind, acquired for themselves a reputation for profundity very similar to the reputation for sanctity possessed by theologians.

There are those whose sole claim to profundity is the discovery of exceptions to the rules.

You're working on being a father, so that is something that when you experience it you'll understand the profundity of wanting to protect something dear to you.

By undue profundity we perplex and enfeeble thought;

and it is possible to make even Venus herself vanish from the firmament by a scrutiny too sustained, too concentrated, or too direct.

I guess I just always want to surprise myself and say something that I'm not really quite sure where it came from, and it sort of makes sense and has a kind of profundity to it. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't.