Famous Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

To be true to one’s own freedom is, in essence, to honor and respect the freedom of all others.


We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. And now, as in no other age, we seek it because we have been warned, by the power of modern weapons, that peace may be the only climate possible for human life itself.


Any time we deny any citizen the full exercise of his constitutional rights, we are weakening our own claim to them.


Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.


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.


This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.


We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. And now, as in no other age, we seek it because we have been warned, by the power of modern weapons, that peace may be the only climate possible for human life itself.


May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.


During the time I have had WACs under my command, they have met every test and task assigned to them…their contributions in efficiency, skill, spirit, and determination are immeasurable.


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.


Planning is useless… but the process itself is indispensable.


Plans are useless, but planning is essential.


Plans are nothing; planning is everything.


For any American who had the great and priceless privilege of being raised in a small town there always remains with him nostalgic memories… And the older he grows the more he senses what he owed to the simple honesty and neighborliness, the integrity that he saw all around him in those days.


The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character.


Character in many ways is everything in leadership. It is made up of many things, but I would say character is really integrity.


If a man’s associates find him guilty of being phony, if they find that he lacks forthright integrity, he will fail. His teachings and actions must square with each other. The first great need, therefore, is integrity and high purpose.


We will accept nothing less than full Victory!