Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower was an American military officer and statesman who served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961. During World War II, he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe, and achieved the five-star rank of General of the Army.
He planned and supervised the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–1943 and the invasion of Normandy (D-Day) from the Western Front in 1944–1945.
Here are some quotes from President Dwight D. Eisenhower;
“The speed, accuracy and devastating power of American Artillery won confidence and admiration from the troops it supported and inspired fear and respect in their enemy.”
“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”
“The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.”
“The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!”
“Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.”
“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.”
“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
“Only a fool would try to deprive working men and working women of their right to join the union of their choice.”
“Pessimism never won any battle.”
“You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.”
“If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.”
“I get weary of the European habit of taking our money, resenting any slight hint as to what they should do, and then assuming, in addition, full right to criticize us as bitterly as they may desire.”