Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II.
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Age wrinkles the body; quitting wrinkles the soul.
The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave.
It's the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other.
We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction.
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.
There is not one incident in the history of humanity in which defeatism led to peace which was anything other than a complete fraud.
I see that old flagpole still stands.
Have your troops hoist the colors to its peak, and let no enemy ever haul them down.
Part of the American dream is to live long and die young.
Only those Americans who are willing to die for their country are fit to live.
I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever.
Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul.
I address you with neither rancor nor bitterness in the fading twilight of life, with but one purpose in mind: to serve my country.
A soldier plods and groans, sweats and toils, he growls and curses, and at the end he dies.
The soldier, above all other men, is required to perform the highest act of religious offering-sacrifice. In battle and in the face of danger and death he discloses those divine attributes which his amke gave when he created in his own image. No physical courage and no brute instincts can take the place of the divine annunciation and spiritual gift which will alone sustain him.
Men since the beginning of time have sought peace.
We must offer the world leadership designed to advance the goal of universal progress and enduring peace.
I suppose, in a way, this has become part of my soul.
It is a symbol of my life. Whatever I have done that really matters, I've done wearing it. When the time comes, it will be in this that I journey forth. What greater honor could come to an American, and a soldier?
I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!
Last, but by no means least, courage-moral courage, the courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world ;is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle-the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your ;conscience on the other.
Competitive sports keep alive in us a spirit and vitality.
Sports teach the strong to know when they are weak and the brave to face themselves when they are afraid; to be proud and unbowed in defeat, and yet humble and gentle in victory; to master ourselves before we attempt to master others; to learn to laugh, yet never forget how to weep; and to give the predominance of courage over timidity.
For those to whom much is given, much is required.
It is not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up. There is no substitute for victory.
From the Far East I send you one single thought, one sole idea - written in red on every beachhead from Australia to Tokyo - "There is no substitute for victory!"
In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.
Many will tell you with mockery and ridicule that the abolition of war can only be a dream . . . But we must go on or we will all go under. And the great criticism that can be made is that the world lacks a plan that will enable us to go on . . . We must have sufficient imagination and courage to translate the universal wish for peace - which is rapidly becoming a universal necessity - into actuality.
Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear -- kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor -- with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant fundsdemanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.
The powers in charge keep us in a perpetual state of fear keep us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.
Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear.
Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency.
The soldier, above all other men, is required to practice the greatest act of religious training - sacrifice.
I've looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many times but this time I think he has me on the ropes.
Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.
The untruthful soldier trifles with the lives of his countrymen and the honor and safety of his country.
There is no security. Only opportunity.
My first recollection is that of a bugle call.
Even when opportunity knocks, a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door.
If we will not devise some greater and more equitable system, Armageddon will be at our door.
Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye.
A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.
I have known war as few men now living know it.
It's very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.