Quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower


A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame - Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
Ankles are nearly always neat and good-looking, but knees are nearly always not.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
Controlled, universal disarmament is the imperative of our time. The demand for it by the hundreds of millions whose chief concern is the long future of themselves and their children will, I hope, become so universal and so insistent that no man, no government anywhere, can withstand it.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
Do not needlessly endanger your lives until I give you the signal.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
From this day forward, the millions of our schoolchildren will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural schoolhouse, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
I deplore the need or the use of troops anywhere to get American citizens to obey the orders of constituted courts.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
I don't attempt to be a poker player before this crowd.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower