Zitat des Tages von Dwight D. Eisenhower:
If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative.
Don't think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame - Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins.
The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.
I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.
We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.
This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
We are tired of aristocratic explanations in Harvard words.
'Worry' is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
The sergeant is the Army.
Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
War settles nothing.
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 people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?
There is no person in this room whose basic rights are not involved in any successful defiance to the carrying out of court orders.
I have found out in later years that we were very poor, but the glory of America is that we didn't know it then.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates.
Well, when you come down to it, I don't see that a reporter could do much to a president, do you?
I deplore the need or the use of troops anywhere to get American citizens to obey the orders of constituted courts.
Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.
I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?
Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
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.
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
I shall make that trip. I shall go to Korea.