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“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“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.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem — and that yardstick is: ‘Is it good for America?’” Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Whatever good America hopes to bring to pass in the world, must first come to pass in the heart of America.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower


President Ike Eisenhower

President Ike Eisenhower was the last Republican president to balance the federal budget. He refused to lower taxes. He paid down the national debt. He spent money to create jobs. Eisenhower’s Interstate Highway System (begun and completed on-time and on-budget during his first term) returned more than $6 in economic activity for each $1 it cost. He did not lower taxes, cut spending, kill jobs, or increase the national debt. President Eisenhower was America’s last fiscal conservative!


Dwight D. Eisenhower – Cross of Iron Speech 1953

“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 in 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 50 miles of concrete highway.

We pay for a single fighter 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, I repeat, is 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.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th President of the United States of America


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