Quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower

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


No easy problems ever come to the President of the United States. If they are easy to solve, someone else has solved them.


What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.


We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.


The things that are urgent are seldom important and the things that are important are seldom urgent.


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.


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 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 cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.