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Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes

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

~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

Americans, indeed all freemen, remember that in the final choice, a soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains.

~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

People talk about the middle of the road as though it were unacceptable. Actually, all human problems, excepting morals, come into the gray areas. Things are not all black and white. There have to be compromises. The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.

~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

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.

~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

- presidential farewell speech, Jan. 17, 1961

Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.

~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.

~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
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