Dwight Eisenhower

1890 - 1969

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 age, contentment, country, family, freedom, happiness, individuality, knowledge, satisfaction, science, and spirituality

More than ever before, in our country, this is the age of the individual. Endowed with the accumulated knowledge of centuries, armed with all the instruments of modern science, he is still assured personal freedom and wide avenues of expression so that he may win for himself, his family and his country greater material comfort, ease and happiness; greater spiritual satisfaction and contentment.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on words

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

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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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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