"When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Dwight D. Eisenhower on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Dwight D. Eisenhower on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Dwight D. Eisenhower on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Dwight D. Eisenhower on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Dwight D. Eisenhower on Joseph Stalin
"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."