Douglas MacArthur famous 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

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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

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Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear.

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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

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

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Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.

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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.

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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.

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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.

~ Douglas MacArthur

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I suppose, in a way, this has become part of my soul. It is a symbol of my life. Whatever I have done that really matters, I’ve done wearing it. When the time comes, it will be in this that I journey forth. What greater honor could come to an American, and a soldier?

~ Douglas MacArthur

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