Dwight D. Eisenhower

165Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

American President born on October 14, 1890, died on March 28, 1969

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. He was responsible for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 194243 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 194445 from the Western Front. In 1951, he became the first Supreme Commander of NATO. He was the last U.S. President to have been born in the 19th century... (source)

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. view quote

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. view quote

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. view quote

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. view quote

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. view quote

You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership. view quote

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. view quote

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. view quote

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. view quote

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

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