Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday Quote

Sunday Quote from Dwight David Eisenhower

"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 not clothed." - General Dwight David Eisenhower

Could not have said it better. General -- later President-- Eisenhower knew all about war and hated it. For this Sunday, I had to share these words of wisdom from a great man.

Source: Civilian Military Intelligence Group


Susan Deborah said...

Great words that too from a General.

Hope the Sunday was swimming and joyous for you.

Mountains of peace,

pinkpackrat said...

and the same to you, Susan. Thanks for stopping by and commenting

solargroupies said...

Great quote from Ike- one I have never seen. One of my claims to fame is that when I was a baby my dad took me to the airport to see Ike and got to shake his hand Ike kissed me!

pinkpackrat said...

Wow-- that is a claim to fame:-) He was President when I was a child and I seeing him waving from the back of an open convertible when he came to my town. I had only seen him in black and white on TV and what amazed me was seeing him in color LOL but I was old enouugh to remember the incident and like much of the country, always had a soft spot for Ike. Thanks for the comment and for sharing the memory

JamaGenie said...

Ike's words are soooooooooo true! Every world leader should have them engraved on their bathroom mirrors.

Truman was prez when I was born, so the first president I *remember* was Ike. And since I grew up in Kansas, I lost count of how many times I visited the Eisenhower Museum complex in Abilene on school and Girl Scout field trips. My dad had relatives in Abilene, so they dragged...uh, took us there a couple of times too. But alas, I was never lucky enough to meet Ike, let alone be kissed by him, Wowwww...

Alex said...

Great quote and I'm very impressed that a powerful man used his power to speak against its mis-use/abuse.

Thank you,