Quotes by General Douglas MacArthur

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.
– 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
The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.
– General Douglas MacArthur
The outfit soon took on color, dash and a unique flavor which is the essence of that elusive and deathless thing called soldiering.
– General Douglas MacArthur
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.
– General Douglas MacArthur
There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.
– General Douglas MacArthur
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.
– General Douglas MacArthur
We are bound no longer by the straitjacket of the past and nowhere is the change greater than in our profession of arms. What, you may well ask, will be the end of all of this? I would not know! But I would hope that our beloved country will drink deep from the chalice of courage.
– General Douglas MacArthur
We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction.
– General Douglas MacArthur
Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
– General Douglas MacArthur
You are remembered for the rules you break.
– General Douglas MacArthur
A Prayer For My Son: 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…Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, and the meekness of true strength. Then I, his father, will dare to whisper, I have not lived in vain.
– 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
In war there is no substitute for victory.
– General Douglas MacArthur
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.
– General Douglas MacArthur
Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
– General Douglas MacArthur
A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.
– General Douglas MacArthur