Quotes by General Douglas MacArthur

You are remembered for the rules you break. General Douglas MacArthur

We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction. General Douglas MacArthur

The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself. General Douglas MacArthur

In war there is no substitute for victory. General Douglas MacArthur
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I realize that advice is worth what it costs--that is, nothing. General Douglas MacArthur

It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it. General Douglas MacArthur

A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him. General Douglas MacArthur

There's no security on this earth, only opportunity. General Douglas MacArthur

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. General Douglas MacArthur

Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die. General Douglas MacArthur

No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation. General Douglas MacArthur

Old soldiers never die; they just fade away. General Douglas MacArthur

There is not one incident in the history of humanity in which defeatism led to peace which was anything other than a complete fraud. General Douglas MacArthur

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories. General Douglas MacArthur

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. General Douglas MacArthur
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You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair. General Douglas MacArthur
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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. General Douglas MacArthur

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. General Douglas MacArthur

By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder -- infinitely prouder -- to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys. The one has the potentiality of death; the other embodies creation and life. And while the hordes of death are mighty, the battalions of life are mightier still. It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battle field but in the home repeating with him our simple daily prayer, Our Father Who Art in Heaven. General Douglas MacArthur

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. General Douglas MacArthur


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