35 Motivational Dwight D Eisenhower Quotes For Success

Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower GCB OM GCS CCLH KC was an American politician and soldier who served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961. During World War II, he became a five-star general in the Army and served as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe. These Dwight D Eisenhower Quotes will motivate you.

Best Dwight D Eisenhower Quotes

  1. “We the people, elect leaders not to rule but to serve” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  2. “Teachers need our active support and encouragement. They are doing one of the most necessary and exacting jobs in the land. They are developing our most precious national resource: our children, our future citizens.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  3. “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
  4. “Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  5. “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 is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  6. “For every obstacle, there is a solution. Persistence is the key. The greatest mistake is giving up!” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

  7. “Someday there is going to be a man sitting in my present chair who has not been raised in the military services and who will have little understanding of where slashes in their estimates can be made with little or no damage. If that should happen while we still have the state of tension that now exists in the world, I shudder to think of what could happen in this country” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  8. “The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  9. “And I should like to assure you, my Islamic friends, that under the American Constitution, under American tradition, and in American hearts, this Center, this place of worship, is just as welcome as could be a similar edifice of any other religion. Indeed, America would fight with her whole strength for your right to have here your own church and worship according to your own conscience. This concept is indeed a part of America, and without that concept, we would be something else than what we are.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  10. “The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

  11. “If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care, and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  12. “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  13. “Should any political party attempt to abolish social security unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group of course that believes you can do these things. Among them are a few other Texas oil millionaires and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  14. “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

  15. “Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the cornfield.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  16. “The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  17. “The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  18. “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
  19. “Always try to associate yourself with and learn as much as you can from those who know more than you do, who do better than you, who see more clearly than you.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  20. “Some politician some years ago said that bad officials are elected by good voters who do not vote.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  21. “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
  22. “You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

  23. “There is a kind of dictatorship that can come about through a creeping paralysis of thought, readiness to accept paternalistic measures by government, and along with those measures comes a surrender of our own responsibilities and therefore a surrender of our own thought over our own lives and our own right to exercise the vote. The free system gives the right to every citizen to do something for himself. Because he has the right, the opportunity is always there.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  24. “No man can always be right. So the struggle is to do one’s best, to keep the brain and conscience clear, never be swayed by unworthy motives or inconsequential reasons, but to strive to unearth the basic factors involved, then do one’s duty.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  25. “Leadership is the ability to decide what is to be done and then get others to do it.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

  26. “May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  27. “Our American heritage is threatened as much by our own indifference as it is by the most unscrupulous office or by the most powerful foreign threat. The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  28. “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.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  29. “make it a practice to avoid hating anyone. If someone’s been guilty of despicable actions, especially toward me, I try to forget him. I used to follow a practice – somewhat contrived, I admit – to write the man’s name on a piece of scrap paper, drop it into the lowest drawer of my desk, and say to myself: “That finishes the incident, and so far as I’m concerned, that fellow.” The drawer became over the years a sort of private wastebasket for crumbled-up spite and discarded personalities.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  30. “Every leader should have enough humility to accept, publicly, the responsibility for the mistakes of the subordinates he has himself selected and, likewise, to give them credit, publicly, for their triumphs.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  31. “Change based on principle is progress. Constant change without principle becomes chaos.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

  32. “The same day I saw my first horror camp, I visited every nook and cranny. I felt it my duty to be in a position from then on to testify about these things in case there ever grew up at home the belief or assumption that the stories of Nazi brutality were just propaganda.” ~ Dwight D Eisenhower Quotes
  33. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  34. “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  35. “To be true to one’s own freedom is, in essence, to honor and respect the freedom of all others.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

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