"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."
"I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone."
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."
"We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective."
"An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows."
"I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens."
"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog."
– Dwight D. Eisenhower