Douglas MacArthur

54Douglas MacArthur Quotes

American Soldier born on January 26, 1880, died on April 05, 1964

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. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur, Jr., the first father and son to be awarded the medal. He was one of only five men ever to rise to the rank of General of the Army in the US Army, and the only man ever to become a field marshal in the Philippine Army... (source)

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. view quote

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. view quote

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. view quote

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. view quote

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. view quote

Life is a lively process of becoming. view quote

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. view quote

Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. view quote

The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself. view quote

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. view quote

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. view quote

Americans never quit. view quote

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war. view quote

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