Quantcast
Published On: Mon, Mar 28th, 2016

Dwight Eisenhower Quotes

UPDATED in honor of the anniversary of President Eisenhower’s passing on March 28, 1969.

In 1943: Eisenhower told one that he could not imagine wanting to be considered for any political job “from dogcatcher to Grand High Supreme King of the Universe”, and another that he could not serve as Army Chief of Staff if others believed he had political ambitions.

He defeated Democratic candidate Adlai Stevenson in a landslide, with an electoral margin of 442 to 89, marking the first Republican return to the White House in 20 years.

Some attributed quotes:

eisenhower_dwight_presA sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.

Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master.

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.

Before all else, we seek, upon our common labor as a nation, the blessings of Almighty God.

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Plans are nothing; planning is everything.

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.

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

On the DISPATCH: Headlines  Local  Opinion

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter

* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd ) [ALL INFO CONFIDENTIAL]

About the Author

- The generic Dispatch designation, used primarily for press releases or syndicated content, but may be used for guest author requesting a generic nomenclature

Tags

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter



Categories

Archives

At the Movies



Pin It