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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1772
AUTHOR: Dwight David Eisenhower (1890–1969)
QUOTATION: Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.
ATTRIBUTION: President DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, January 9, 1958.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1958, p. 5.
SUBJECTS: Strength