Douglas MacArthur quotes

  • The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Peace #Military #War

  • Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Military #Weapons #Said

  • 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. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Inspirational #Leadership #Integrity

  • I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Military #Fighting #Marine

  • I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Military #Gun #Force

  • Americans never quit.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Perseverance #Military #Never Quit

  • You are remembered for the rules you break.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Military #Bad Ass #Legacy

  • Give me ten thousand Filipino soldiers and I will conquer the world.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Giving #Soldier #World

  • Talk of imminent threat to our national security through the application of external force is pure nonsense. Our threat is from the insidious forces working from within which have already so drastically altered the character of our free institutions - those institutions we proudly called the American way of life.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #War #Character #Way

  • 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.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Peace #War #Patriotic

  • There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Success

  • Freemasonry embraces the highest moral laws and will bear the test of any system of ethics or philosophy ever promulgated for the uplift of man.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Uplifting #Philosophy #Men

  • "Duty, Honor, Country" - those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Country #War #Honor

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

    #Freedom #Blessing #Men

  • The great question is, can war be outlawed from the world? If so, it would mark the greatest advance in civilization since the Sermon on the Mount.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #War #Civilization #World

  • Are we going to continue to yield personal liberties and community autonomy to the steady inexplicable centralization all political power or restore the Republic to Constitutional direction, regain our personal liberties and reassume the individual state's primary responsibility and authority in the conduct of local affairs? Are we going to permit a continuing decline in public and private morality or re-establish high ethical standards as the means of regaining a diminishing faith in the integrity of our public and private institutions?
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Integrity #Mean #Responsibility

  • 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.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Life #Art #Prayer

  • It was close; but that's the way it is in war. You win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #War #Winning #Eyelashes

  • Believe me, sir, never a night goes by, be I ever so tired, but I read the Word of God before I go to bed.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Bible #Believe #Tired

  • He thus reaps the full fruits which result from his toil and labors with the incentive of free enterprise to maximize his effort to achieve increasing production. Representing over a half of Japan's total population, the agriculture workers have become an invincible barrier against the advance of socialistic ideas which would relegate all to the indignity of state servitude.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Wisdom #Ideas #Agriculture

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

    #Success #Luck

  • Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Success

  • In the mighty and almost limitless potential of American industry-the brilliance and rugged determination of its leaders; the skill, energy and patriotism of its workers-there has been welded an almost impregnable defense against the evil designs of any who would threaten the security of the American continent. It is indeed the most forceful and convincing argument yet evolved to restrain the irresponsibility of those who would recklessly bring down upon the good and peace-loving peoples of all the nations of the earth the disaster of total war.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Determination #War #Evil

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

    #Victory #Liberty #Chains

  • However horrible the incidents of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country is the noblest development of mankind.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Country #Memorial Day #War

  • To dilute the will to win is to destroy the purpose of the game. There is no substitute for victory.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Military #Winning #Games

  • Rules are mostly made to be broken and are too often for the lazy to hide behind.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Broken #Lazy #Made

  • The enemy is in front of us, the enemy is behind us, the enemy is to the right and to the left of us. They can't get away this time!
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Enemy #Get Away #Behinds

  • The Puerto Ricans forming the ranks of the gallant 65th Infantry on the battlefields of Korea … are writing a brilliant record of achievement in battle and I am proud indeed to have them in this command. I wish that we might have many more like them.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Writing #Korea #Achievement

  • The inescapable price of liberty is an ability to preserve it from destruction.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Liberty #Destruction #Ability

  • We have known the bitterness of defeat and the exultation of triumph, and from both we have learned there can be no turning back. We must go forward to preserve in peace what we won in war.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #War #History #Triumph

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

    #Inspirational #Leadership #Troops

  • 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.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Change #Real #Patriotic

  • Youth is not entirely a time of life; it is a state of mind. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubts; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Self Confidence #Years #Numbers

  • War's very object is victory, not prolonged indecision. In war there is no substitute for victory.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #War #Victory #Indecision

  • 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.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Dream #Country #Memorial Day

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

    #Veterans Day #Witty #Military

  • It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Country #Peace #Fear

  • Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Country #Honor #Three

  • Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Leadership #Order #Giving

  • They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Love #Men #History

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

    #Veterans Day #Military #Soldier

  • 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.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Life #Courage #Struggle

  • In war there is no substitute for victory.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Memorial Day #Inspirational Sports #Motivational Sports

  • Life is a lively process of becoming.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Life #Inspire #Becoming

  • One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Military #War #Support

  • In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Dream #War #Gun

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

    #Inspirational #Memorial Day #Courage

  • Defensive strategy never has produced ultimate victory.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Victory #Strategy #Ultimate

  • History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Spiritual #Political #Liberty

  • I know that this operation will be sort of helter-skelter. But the First Marine Division is going to win the war by landing at Inchon.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #War #Marine #Winning

  • A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Inspirational #Faith #Military

  • I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #War #Grace #Philippines

  • Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Thank You #Strong #Children

  • In war, as it is waged now, with the enormous losses on both sides, both sides will lose. It is a form of mutual suicide.
    -- Douglas MacArthur

    #Suicide #War #Loss

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