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By Anonym 15 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Why don't you lay the footpaths where the students want to walk?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Don't join the book burners!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The other day Aks and I went up to your ranch for a day's fishing. I cannot remember any day when we have had more fun on a stream. We had along with us three newspaper men and a few secret service people, many of whom had never seen a trout stream, so we did the thing up right by borrowing frying pans, bacon and corn meal from the wife of your rancher - and we cooked an outdoor meal for the crowd. It was really quite a day.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Plans are nothing; planning is everything.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The winning of war - the effectiveness in such things - is in the heart, in the determination, in the faith. It is in our beliefs in our country, in our God, everything that goes to make up America.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

I think of going back to the sports field again, and let's take a baseball game. Well, you have cracked out a grounder and you put in your last ounce of energy and you just happen to make first base. But you don't stop there. First base is the beginning. Now you call on all your alertness, your skill, your energy - and you count on your teammates, you count on the people that are working with you. And the purpose of that getting on first base was to get you around to count a run.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you are waging peace, you can't be too particular sometimes about the special attitudes that different countries take. We were a young country once, and our whole policy for the first 150 years was, we were neutral.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

First, separate ground, sea and air warfare is gone forever. This lesson we learned in World War II. I lived that lesson in Europe. Others lived it in the Pacific. Millions of American veterans learned it well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Give us, we pray, the power to discern clearly right from wrong, and allow all our words and actions to be governed thereby, and by the laws of this land. Especially we pray that our concern shall be for all the people regardless of station, race, or calling.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

I have said time and again there is no place on this earth to which I would not travel, there is no chore I would not undertake if I had any faintest hope that, by so doing, I would promote the general cause of world peace.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

We do not keep security establishments merely to defend property or territory or rights abroad or at sea. We keep the security forces to defend a way of life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

We view our Nation's strength and security as a trust, upon which rests the hope of free men everywhere.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Morale - the will to win, the fighting heart - are the honored hallmarks of the football coach and player. Likewise, they are characteristic of the enterprising executive, the successful troop leader, the established artist and the dedicated teacher and scientist.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

In order to be a leader a man must have followers. And to have followers, a man must have their confidence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The proper role of government, however, is that of partner with the farmer -- never his master. By every possible means we must develop and promote that partnership -- to the end that agriculture may continue to be a sound, enduring foundation for our economy and that farm living may be a profitable and satisfying experience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

And now, as in no other age, we seek it [peace] because we have been warned, by the power of modern weapons, that peace may be the only climate possible for human life itself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose and insidious in method.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Any time we deny any citizen the full exercise of his constitutional rights, we are weakening our own claim to them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

I had been conscious a feeling of depression and so I voiced to [Secretary Of War Stimson] my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was, I thought, no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives. It was my belief that Japan was, at this very moment, seeking a way to surrender with a minimum loss of 'face.'

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Fortunately for us and our world, young people are not easily discouraged. The hopes of the world rest on the fresh outlook of young people

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

As it is an ancient truth that freedom cannot be legislated into existence, so it is no less obvious that freedom cannot be censored into existence.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Kinship among nations is not determined in such measurements as proximity of size and age.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

For any American who had the great and priceless privilege of being raised in a small town there always remains with him nostalgic memories... And the older he grows the more he senses what he owed to the simple honesty and neighborliness, the integrity that he saw all around him in those days.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

A world that begins to witness the rebirth of trust among nations can find its way to a peace that is neither partial nor punitive. With all who will work in good faith toward such a peace, we are ready, with renewed resolve, to strive to redeem the near-lost hopes of our day.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities ... We pay for a single fighter with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Of course Overlord did not fail. How could it? With some many fine young men and women from all corners of the earth all determined to do their best to free a world gone half mad.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Inflation is not a Robin Hood, taking from the rich to give to the poor. Rather, it deals most cruelly with those who can least protect themselves. It strikes hardest those millions of our citizens whose incomes do not quickly rise with the cost of living. When prices soar, the pensioner and the widow see their security undermined, the man of thrift sees his savings melt away; the white collar worker, the minister, and the teacher see their standards of living dragged down.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

I believe it is a tradition in baseball that when a pitcher has a no-hitter going, no one reminds him of it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The same day I saw my first horror camp, I visited every nook and cranny. I felt it my duty to be in a position from then on to testify about these things in case there ever grew up at home the belief or assumption that the stories of Nazi brutality were just propaganda.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

No one should be appointed to political office if he is a seeker after it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

I never saw a pessimistic general win a battle.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

As men and women of character and of faith in the soundness of democratic methods, we must work like dogs to justify that faith.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

War is mankind's most tragic and stupid folly; to seek or advise its deliberate provocation is a black crime against all men. Though you follow the trade of the warrior, you do so in the spirit of Washington - not of Genghis Khan. For Americans, only threat to our way of life justifies resort to conflict.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

This is a long tough road we have to travel. The men that can do things are going to be sought out just as surely as the sun rises in the morning. Fake reputations, habits of glib and clever speech, and glittering surface performance are going to be discovered.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

More than any single action by the government since the end of the war, this one would change the face of America with straightaways, cloverleaf turns, bridges, and elongated parkways. Its impact on the American economy-the jobs it would produce in manufacturing and construction, the rural areas it would open up-was beyond calculation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Our best protection against bigger government in Washington is better government in the states.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The true purpose of education is to prepare young men and women for effective citizenship in a free form of government.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dollars and guns are no substitutes for brains and will power.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

With a full century of contrary proof in our possession and despite our demonstrated capacity for cooperative teamwork, some among us seem to accept the shibboleth of an unbridgeable gap between those who hire and those who are employed. We miserably fail to challenge the lie that what is good for management is necessarily bad for labor; that for one side to profit, the other must be depressed. Such distorted doctrine is false and foreign to the American scene where common ideals and purpose permit us a common approach toward the common good.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

But I noted with real satisfaction how well ex-footballers seemed to have leadership qualifications . . . I believe that football, perhaps more than any other sport, tends to instill in men the feeling that victory comes through hard - almost slavish - work, team play, self-confidence, and an enthusiasm that amounts to dedication.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

We need an adequate defense, but every arms dollar we spend above adequacy has a long-term weakening effect upon the nation and its security.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

I assure you that it is our desire and intention to keep the doors of consultation always and fully open. There must never be a final word between friends.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

We must be strong at home if we are going to be strong abroad. We understand that. So we want to be strong at home in our morale or in our spirit, we want to be strong intellectually, in our education, in our economy and, where necessary, militarily.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dwight D. Eisenhower

During the time I have had WACs under my command, they have met every test and task assigned to them...their contributions in efficiency, skill, spirit, and determination are immeasurable.