Dwight Eisenhower

1890 - 1969

A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on belief, government, peace, and people

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.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on america, heart, hope, and world

Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

Source: Inaugural address, January 20, 1953

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on acceptance, america, confusion, dissent, honesty, men, men and women, spirit, and women

Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionist and rebel men and women who dare to disssent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

Source: Address, May 31, 1954

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on conviction, dignity, faith, generations, home, inspiration, labor, men, men and women, problems, responsibility, wilderness, and women

Men and women, inspired by faith in man's dignity, goaded by conviction in man's responsibility, labored that this land might be a better home for those who followed them. Because every American generation attacked its problems with fresh vigor, we have peopled a continent, subdued its prairies and wilderness, tamed its rivers and devoted its resources to the betterment of those who dwell in it.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on faith, freedom, and individuality

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on action, concern, feeling, guilt, practice, and privacy

I make it a practice to avoid hating anyone. If someone's been guilty of despicable actions, especially toward me, I try to forget him. I used to follow a practice-somewhat contrived, I admit-to write the man's name on a piece of scrap paper, drop it into the lowest drawer of my desk, and say to myself: "That finishes the incident, and so far as I'm concerned, that fellow. The drawer became over the years a sort of private wastebasket for crumpled-up spite and discarded personalities. Besides, it seemed to be effective, and helped me avoid harboring useless black feelings.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on fear, freedom, injustice, men, oppression, possessions, and value

Freedom from fear and injustice and oppression will be ours only in the measure that men who value such freedom are ready to sustain its possession - to defend it against every thrust from within or without.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on freedom, history, timidity, and weakness

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

Source: 1953, Inaugural address

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on bravery, future, history, and lies

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on america, good, and problems

I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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