"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."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Dwight D. Eisenhower on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Dwight D. Eisenhower on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Dwight D. Eisenhower on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Dwight D. Eisenhower on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Dwight D. Eisenhower on Thomas Paine
"Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age."
"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."
"Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it."
"The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy."
"If the United Nations once admits that international disputes can be settled by using force, then we will have destroyed the foundation of the organization and our best hope of establishing a world order."