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Dwight D. Eisenhower

1890-1969. Thirty-fourth President of the USA.

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Plans are nothing; planning is everything.

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I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.

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In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

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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.

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An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.

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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.

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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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You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.

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Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.

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Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

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