Quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower

A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.


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


Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book...


I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.


I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone.


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


There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.


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


When you appeal to force, there's one thing you must never do - lose.


When you are in any contest you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.