Dwight David Eisenhower


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  • ''Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.''
    Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. general, Republican politician, president. Broadcast speech, January 28, 1954.
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  • ''You have a row of dominoes set up; you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is that it will go over very quickly.''
    Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. general, Republican politician, president. Address,April 7, 1954, to press conference. On the situation in southeast Asia after the defeat of the French by the Viet-Minh.
  • ''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 (1890-1969), U.S. general, Republican politician, president. Speech, July 12, 1945, Guildhall, London.
  • ''Don't join the book burners. Don't think you are going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed.''
    Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. general, Republican politician, president. Speech, June 14, 1953, Dartmouth College.
  • ''History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.''
    Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. general, Republican politician, president. inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1953.
  • ''In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.''
    Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. general, Republican politician, president. Quoted by Richard Nixon in "Krushchev," Six Crises (1962). One of Eisenhower's favorite maxims.
  • ''Like all successful politicians I married above myself.''
    Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. general, Republican politician, president. Quoted by Richard Nixon in "The Campaign of 1960," Six Crises (1962).
  • ''May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.''
    Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. general, Republican politician, president. Speech, May 31, 1954, New York City.
  • ''Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.''
    Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. general, Republican politician, president. speech, Sept. 25, 1956, Peoria, Ill.

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