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Dwight D. Eisenhower
1890 - 1969

President of the United States (1953-1961), commander of Allied Forces invading North Africa and in France on D-Day. Eisenhower became president of Columbia University after the war, and then became commander of NATO in 1951. As president of the U.S., he was successful in easing Cold War tensions, and in accelerating desegregation of the American military and civil service and some stubborn school districts.


Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

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

1958 - from a speech to the Republican National Committee
Don't join the book burners. Don't think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.

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

Sep. 25, 1956 - from a speech at Peoria, Illinois
The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.

May. 05, 1958 - from a speech on Law Day
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.

Jul. 12, 1945
Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.

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

In the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains.

Jan. 20, 1953 - from his First Inaugural Address
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.

May 31, 1954 - from a speech
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.