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Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

Birth Date: 1890-10-14 (Tuesday, October 14th, 1890)
Date of Death: 1969-03-28 (Friday, March 28th, 1969)

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World War II: U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the Supreme Allied Commander.Friday, December 24th, 1943
US General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-EuropeSunday, November 19th, 1950
Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Commander of NATO.Monday, April 28th, 1952
Korean War: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.Saturday, November 29th, 1952
Cold War: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally approves the top secret document National Security Council Paper No. 162/2, which states that the United States arsenal of nuclear weapons must be maintained and expanded to counter the communist threat.Friday, October 30th, 1953
Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the Atoms for Peace speech.Tuesday, December 8th, 1953
President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the creation of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.Thursday, April 1st, 1954
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "domino theory" speech during a news conference.Wednesday, April 7th, 1954
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law that places the words "under God" into the United States Pledge of Allegiance.Monday, June 14th, 1954
Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South VietnamSunday, October 24th, 1954
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington National Cemetery.Wednesday, November 10th, 1954
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces to the nation that he is running for a second term.Wednesday, February 29th, 1956
A Joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing "In God We Trust" as the U.S. national motto.Monday, July 30th, 1956
People to People International is founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.Tuesday, September 11th, 1956
President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.Tuesday, September 24th, 1957
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he was refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant.Thursday, October 10th, 1957
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into United States law.Monday, July 7th, 1958
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).Tuesday, July 29th, 1958
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law allowing for Hawaiian statehood, which would become official on August 21.Wednesday, March 18th, 1959
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union.Friday, August 21st, 1959
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Security Council directive on the anti-Cuban covert action program that will ultimately lead to the Bay of Pigs Invasion.Thursday, March 17th, 1960
President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the "military-industrial complex".Tuesday, January 17th, 1961
NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, was launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower s Atoms for Peace initiative.Friday, March 23rd, 1962

Quotes

    • When I was a small boy in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing and as we sat there in the warmth of the summer afternoon on a river bank, we talked about what we wanted to do when we grew up. I told him that I wanted to be a real major league baseball player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be president of the United States. Neither of us got our wish.
    • The hand of the aggressor is stayed by strength - and strength alone.
    • Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world. Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely. But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory! I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory! Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.
    • Steady Monty. You can't speak to me like that. I'm your boss.
    • We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose.
    • No people on earth can be held, as a people, to be an enemy, for all humanity shares the common hunger for peace and fellowship and justice. ... No nation's security and well-being can be lastingly achieved in isolation but only in effective cooperation with fellow-nations.
    • 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. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter plane 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. This is, I repeat, the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron. ... Is there no other way the world may live?
    • From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny is in trouble and reminders that its structure is as brittle as its surface is hard.
    • All of us have heard this term 'preventive war' since the earliest days of Hitler. I recall that is about the first time I heard it. In this day and time, if we believe for one second that nuclear fission and fusion, that type of weapon, would be used in such a war--what is a preventive war?
    • No doubt the strongest and most reliable protector of European civilization is The Turkish Army.
    • 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. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.
    • : this is something, eh, that is the kind of thing that must be gone through with what I believe is best not talked about too much until we know whatever answers there will be.
    • I do have one instruction for you, General. Do something about that damned football team.
    • Oh, goddammit, we forgot the silent prayer.
    • Secretary of War Stimson, visiting my headquarters in Germany, informed me that our government was preparing to drop an atomic bomb on Japan. I was one of those who felt that there were a number of cogent reasons to question the wisdom of such an act. ...the Secretary, upon giving me the news of the successful bomb test in New Mexico, and of the plan for using it, asked for my reaction, apparently expecting a vigorous assent. During his recitation of the relevant facts, I had been conscious of a feeling of depression and so I voiced to him 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 that very moment, seeking some way to surrender with a minimum loss of 'face'. The Secretary was deeply perturbed by my attitude...
    • I am convinced that the French could not win the war because the internal political situation in Vietnam, weak and confused, badly weakened their military position. I have never talked or corresponded with a person knowledgeable in Indochinese affairs who did not agree that had elections been held as of the time of the fighting, possibly 80 per cent of the population would have voted for the Communist Ho Chi Minh as their leader rather than Chief of State Bao Dai. Indeed, the lack of leadership and drive on the part of Bao Dai was a factor in the feeling prevalent among Vietnamese that they had nothing to fight for. As one Frenchman said to me, 'What Vietnam needs is another Syngman Rhee, regardless of all the difficulties the presence of such a personality would entail.
    • Un-American activity cannot be prevented or routed out by employing un-American methods; to preserve freedom we must use the tools that freedom provides.
    • I was against it on two counts. First, the Japanese were ready to surrender, and it wasn't necessary to hit them with that awful thing. Second, I hated to see our country be the first to use such a weapon.
    • Character in many ways is everything in leadership. It is made up of many things, but I would say character is really integrity. When you delegate something to a subordinate, for example, it is absolutely your responsibility, and he must understand this. You as a leader must take complete responsibility for what the subordinate does. I once said, as a sort of wisecrack, that leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.
    • It is my personal conviction that almost any one of the newborn states of the world would far rather embrace Communism or any other form of dictatorship than acknowledge the political domination of another government, even though that brought to each citizen a far higher standard of living.
    • And when he goes to heaven, to St. Peter he will tell: One more soldier reporting, sir. I've served my time in hell.
    • One circumstance that helped our character development: we were needed. I often think today of what an impact could be made if children believed they were contributing to a family's essential survival and happiness. In the transformation from a rural to an urban society, children are-though they might not agree-robbed of the opportunity to do genuinely responsible work.
    • Kinship among nations is not determined in such measurements as proximity of size and age. Rather we should turn to those inner things--call them what you will--I mean those intangibles that are the real treasures free men possess. To preserve his freedom of worship, his equality before law, his liberty to speak and act as he sees fit, subject only to provisions that he trespass not upon similar rights of others--a Londoner will fight. So will a citizen of Abilene. When we consider these things, then the valley of the Thames draws closer to the farms of Kansas and the plains of Texas.
    • When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war. ... War settles nothing.
    • From this day forward, the millions of our school children will daily proclaim in every city, every village, and every rural schoolhouse, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.
    • I voiced to him [Secretary of War Henry L. 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.
    • Peace and Justice are two sides of the same coin.
    • In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable.
    • The United States never lost a soldier or a foot of ground in my administration. We kept the peace. People asked how it happened - by God, it didn't just happen, I'll tell you that.
    • Our landings have failed and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based on the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.
    • I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity.
    • A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
    • All of us have heard this term 'preventative war' since the earliest days of Hitler. I recall that is about the first time I heard it. In this day and time... I don't believe there is such a thing; and, frankly, I wouldn't even listen to anyone seriously that came in and talked about such a thing.
    • ...if a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.
    • I tell this story to illustrate the truth of the statement I heard long ago in the Army: Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. There is a very great distinction because when you are planning for an emergency you must start with this one thing: the very definition of 'emergency' is that it is unexpected, therefore it is not going to happen the way you are planning.
    • This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience: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.
    • An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
    • Being shot at focuses the mind wonderfully.
    • Do not needlessly endanger your lives until I give you the signal.
    • Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.
    • I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.
    • If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.
    • Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
    • May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
    • Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
    • The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.
    • The sergeant is the army.
    • There is no victory at bargain basement prices.
    • Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.
    • Neither a wise man or a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
    • In his case, there seems to be no final answer to the question, 'How stupid can you get?'
    • What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight -- it's the size of the fight in the dog.
    • God help any man who sits behind this desk who doesn't know the military like I do.
    • Like the export of the Spanish Inquisition, the American Inquisition too has been taken to the far flung corners of the earth.[1]
    • This operation is being planned as a success, We can not afford to fail.
    • I made two mistakes and both of them are sitting on the Supreme Court.
    • The hand of aggression is stayed by force alone.
    • The only way to win World War III is to prevent it.
    • 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.
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