Sunday, October 14, 2012

Dwight Eisenhower

"Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin."

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed."

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

"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."

-Dwight D. Eisenhower, in a speech to the National Defense Executive Reserve Conference in Washington, D.C. (November 14, 1957)

"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."

-Dwight D. Eisenhower, at the Fourth Annual Republican Women's National Conference on March 6, 1956

"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

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."

-Abraham Lincoln

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