Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower quotes

Quotes by and about Dwight D. Eisenhower

(Continued from his main entry on the site.)

Eisenhower: "We must ... display stamina in purpose."

[Upon seeing his first Nazi death camp:]
Eisenhower: "I visited every nook and cranny of the camp because I felt it my duty. ... Patton would not even enter. He said that he would get sick. ... I made the visit deliberately, in order to be in a position to give first-hand evidence ... if ever, in the future, there develops a [need]."

Eisenhower: "We look upon this shaken Earth, and we declare our firm and fixed purpose - the building of a peace with justice in a world where moral law prevails. ... To proclaim [this solemn purpose] is easy. To serve it will be hard."

Eisenhower: "There must be justice ... for, without justice the world can know only a tense and unstable truce. There must be law, steadily invoked and respected by all nations, for without law, the world promises only such meager justice as the pity of the strong upon the weak."

Eisenhower: "Splendid as can be the blessings of ... peace, high will be its cost: in toil patiently sustained, in help honorably given, in sacrifice calmly borne."

Eisenhower: "We ... must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow."

Eisenhower: "[We must] carry forward steadily, surely, and without complaint the burdens of a prolonged and complex struggle with liberty the stake. Only thus shall we remain, despite every provocation, on our charted course toward permanent peace and human betterment."