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Dwight David Eisenhower
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"[Churchill] came nearest to fulfilling the requirements of greatness in any individual I have met in my lifetime."
- Letter to Swede Hazlett, Dec. 8, 1954

"[Churchill] came nearest to fulfilling the requirements of greatness in any individual I have met in my lifetime."
- Letter to Swede Hazlett, Dec. 8, 1954
 
"[I wonder] if I can stand sitting next to him. "
- Speaking of Truman while preparing for his Inauguration, 1953
 
" He hasn't got the depth of mind nor the breadth of vision to carry great responsibility. Any floor leader of a senate majority party looks good, no matter how incompetent he may be. Johnson is superficial and opportunistic."
- On Lyndon B. Johnson
 
"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity."
- Speech in Ottawa, Canada (10 January 1946)
 
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."
- Inaugural address (20 January 1953)
 
"Un-American activity cannot be prevented or routed out by employing un-American methods; to preserve freedom we must use the tools that freedom provides."
- The White House Years: Mandate for Change, 1953-1956 (1963) p331
 
"An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows."
 
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid"
 
"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight -- it's the size of the fight in the dog."
 
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