Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

​Dwight D. Eisenhower

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

You do not lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

Plans are nothing; planning is everything.

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

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

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.

May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.

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

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.

The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!

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

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.

Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.

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Franklin D Roosevelt Quotes 

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Be sincere; be brief; be seated.

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.

If you treat people right they will treat you right… ninety percent of the time.

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.

I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.

We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.

I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.

Vladimir Putin Quotes

We don’t need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole.

We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

The path towards a free society has not been simple. There are tragic and glorious pages in our history.

John F Kennedy Quotes

​John F Kennedy Quotes –

ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.

Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.

Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.