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Douglas MacArthur Quotes

(1880-1964), American Army General in WW II

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.

Category: America

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.

Category: Change

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.

Category: Change

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.

Category: Courage

Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.

Category: Death And Dying

We are not retreating -- we are advancing in another direction.

Category: Defeat

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.''

Category: Fathers

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

Category: Freedom

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.

Category: Generals

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

Category: Generals

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

Category: Luck

You are remembered for the rules you break.

Category: Rules

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

Category: Security

Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.

Category: Soldier

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.

Category: Soul