Friday, June 20, 2014

a few quotes

A few quotes from former President Dwight Eisenhower:

-- Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. There is a very great distinction because when you are planning for an emergency you must start with this one thing: the very definition of "emergency" is that it is unexpected, therefore it is not going to happen the way you are planning.

--  I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.

-- Now I think, speaking roughly, by leadership we mean the art of getting someone else to do something that you want done because he wants to do it.

--  Oh, goddammit, we forgot the silent prayer.

1 comment:

  1. I suspect somebody took seriously the second quote about americans wanting peace. Somebody gave to the government the ability to dumb down the people and peace proof the world.