I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
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.
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.
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
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