Douglas MacArthur (Military Personnel)

#42562 Douglas MacArthur

I have returned. .

Douglas MacArthur
#42563 Douglas MacArthur

"Duty, Honor, Country" — those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about words
#42564 Douglas MacArthur

Americans never quit. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about america
#42565 Douglas MacArthur

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 Quotes about war
#42566 Douglas MacArthur

I came out of Bataan and I shall return! .

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#42567 Douglas MacArthur

I said, to the people of the Philippines whence I came, I shall return. Tonight, I repeat those words: I shall return! .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about people
#42568 Douglas MacArthur

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

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about grace
#42569 Douglas MacArthur

I see that the flagpole still stands. Have your troops hoist the colors to its peak, and let no enemy ever haul them down. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about you
#42570 Douglas MacArthur

It seems strangely difficult for some to realize that here in Asia is where the Communist conspirators have elected to make their play for global conquest, and that we have joined the issue thus raised on the battlefield; that here we fight Europe’s war with arms while the diplomats there still fight it with words; that if we lose the war to communism in Asia the fall of Europe is inevitable, win it and Europe most probably would avoid war and yet preserve freedom. As you pointed out, we must win. There is no substitute for victory. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about war
#42571 Douglas MacArthur

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. While such an economy may produce a sense of seeming prosperity for the moment, it rests on an illusionary foundation of complete unreliability and renders among our political leaders almost a greater fear of peace than is their fear of war. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about fear
#42572 Douglas MacArthur

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 Quotes about life
#42573 Douglas MacArthur

Only those are fit to live who are not afraid of dying. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about live
#42574 Douglas MacArthur

"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 Quotes about hope
#42575 Douglas MacArthur

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield. But in the evening of my memory always I come back to West Point. Always there echoes and re-echoes: Duty, Honor, Country. Today marks my final roll call with you. But I want you to know that when I cross the river, my last conscious thoughts will be of the Corps, and the Corps, and the Corps. I bid you farewell. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about dreams
#42576 Douglas MacArthur

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

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about broken
#42577 Douglas MacArthur

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

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about war
#42578 Douglas MacArthur

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 Quotes about writing
#42579 Douglas MacArthur

Our swollen budgets constantly have been misrepresented to the public. 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. 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 by furnishing the exorbitant funds demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about fear
#42580 Douglas MacArthur

on the battleshipofficially ending World War II (2 September 1945) .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about battle
#42581 Douglas MacArthur

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 Quotes about war
#42582 Douglas MacArthur

Today the guns are silent. A great tragedy has ended. A great victory has been won. The skies no longer rain with death — the seas bear only commerce — men everywhere walk upright in the sunlight. The entire world lies quietly at peace. The holy mission has been completed. And in reporting this to you, the people, I speak for the thousands of silent lips, forever stilled among the jungles and the beaches and in the deep waters of the Pacific which marked the way. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about death
#42583 Douglas MacArthur

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. A new era is upon us. Even the lesson of victory itself brings with it profound concern, both for our future security and the survival of civilization. The destructiveness of the war potential, through progressive advances in scientific discovery, has in fact now reached a point which revises the traditional concepts of war. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about war
#42584 Douglas MacArthur

Men since the beginning of time have sought peace. Various methods through the ages have been attempted to devise an international process to prevent or settle disputes between nations. From the very start workable methods were found in so far as individual citizens were concerned, but the mechanics of an instrumentality of larger international scope have never been successful. Military alliances, balances of power, Leagues of Nations, all in turn failed, leaving the only path to be by way of the crucible of war. The utter destructiveness of war now blocks out this alternative. We have had our last chance. If we will not devise some greater and more equitable system, Armageddon will be at our door. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about success
#42586 Douglas MacArthur

I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes ... But once war is forced upon us, there is no other alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about war
#42587 Douglas MacArthur

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

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about war
#42588 Douglas MacArthur

(19 April 1951) (with MPEG audio) .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about wit
#42589 Douglas MacArthur

I stand on this rostrum with a sense of deep humility and great pride — humility in the weight of those great American architects of our history who have stood here before me; pride in the reflection that this home of legislative debate represents human liberty in the purest form yet devised. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about history
#42590 Douglas MacArthur

Here are centered the hopes and aspirations and faith of the entire human race. I do not stand here as advocate for any partisan cause, for the issues are fundamental and reach quite beyond the realm of partisan consideration. They must be resolved on the highest plane of national interest if our course is to prove sound and our future protected. I trust, therefore, that you will do me the justice of receiving that which I have to say as solely expressing the considered viewpoint of a fellow American. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about hope
#42591 Douglas MacArthur

I address you with neither rancor nor bitterness in the fading twilight of life, with but one purpose in mind: to serve my country. The issues are global and so interlocked that to consider the problems of one sector, oblivious to those of another, is but to court disaster for the whole. While Asia is commonly referred to as the Gateway to Europe, it is no less true that Europe is the Gateway to Asia, and the broad influence of the one cannot fail to have its impact upon the other. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about life
#42592 Douglas MacArthur

In this situation, it becomes vital that our own country orient its policies in consonance with this basic evolutionary condition rather than pursue a course blind to the reality that the colonial era is now past and the Asian peoples covet the right to shape their own free destiny. What they seek now is friendly guidance, understanding, and support — not imperious direction — the dignity of equality and not the shame of subjugation. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about people
#42593 Douglas MacArthur

The Pacific no longer represents menacing avenues of approach for a prospective invader. It assumes, instead, the friendly aspect of a peaceful lake. Our line of defense is a natural one and can be maintained with a minimum of military effort and expense. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about peace
#42594 Douglas MacArthur

China, up to 50 years ago, was completely non-homogenous, being compartmented into groups divided against each other. The war-making tendency was almost non-existent, as they still followed the tenets of the Confucian ideal of pacifist culture. At the turn of the century, under the regime of Chang Tso Lin, efforts toward greater homogeneity produced the start of a nationalist urge. This was further and more successfully developed under the leadership of Chiang Kai-Shek, but has been brought to its greatest fruition under the present regime to the point that it has now taken on the character of a united nationalism of increasingly dominant, aggressive tendencies. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about success
#42596 Douglas MacArthur

While I was not consulted prior to the President's decision to intervene in support of the Republic of Korea, that decision from a military standpoint, proved a sound one, as we hurled back the invader and decimated his forces. Our victory was complete, and our objectives within reach, when Red China intervened with numerically superior ground forces. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about military
#42597 Douglas MacArthur

While no man in his right mind would advocate sending our ground forces into continental China, and such was never given a thought, the new situation did urgently demand a drastic revision of strategic planning if our political aim was to defeat this new enemy as we had defeated the old. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about mind
#42600 Douglas MacArthur

There are some who, for varying reasons, would appease Red China. They are blind to history's clear lesson, for history teaches with unmistakable emphasis that appeasement but begets new and bloodier war. It points to no single instance where this end has justified that means, where appeasement has led to more than a sham peace. Like blackmail, it lays the basis for new and successively greater demands until, as in blackmail, violence becomes the only other alternative. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about success
#42601 Douglas MacArthur

The tragedy of Korea is further heightened by the fact that its military action is confined to its territorial limits. It condemns that nation, which it is our purpose to save, to suffer the devastating impact of full naval and air bombardment while the enemy's sanctuaries are fully protected from such attack and devastation. Of the nations of the world, Korea alone, up to now, is the sole one which has risked its all against communism. The magnificence of the courage and fortitude of the Korean people defies description. They have chosen to risk death rather than slavery. Their last words to me were: "Don't scuttle the Pacific!" .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about death
#42602 Douglas MacArthur

I am closing my 52 years of military service. When I joined the Army, even before the turn of the century, it was the fulfillment of all of my boyish hopes and dreams. The world has turned over many times since I took the oath on the plain at West Point, and the hopes and dreams have long since vanished, but I still remember the refrain of one of the most popular barrack ballads of that day which proclaimed most proudly that "old soldiers never die; they just fade away." And like the old soldier of that 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. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about hope
#180804 Douglas MacArthur

Age wrinkles the body; quitting wrinkles the soul. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about soul
#196101 Douglas Macarthur

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 Quotes about self
#210055 Douglas MacArthur

There is no security on this earth, only opportunity. .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about art
#216056 Douglas MacArthur

I am closing my 52 years of military service. When I joined the Army, even before the turn of the century, it was the fulfillment of all of my boyish hopes and dreams. The world has turned over many times since I took the oath on the plain at West Point, and the hopes and dreams have long since vanished, but I still remember the refrain of one of the most popular barrack ballads of that day which proclaimed most proudly that old soldiers never die; they just fade away. And like the old soldier of that 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.Audio clip ogg format .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about god
#2014938 Douglas MacArthur

By profession I am a Soldier and take pride in that fact, but I am prouder to be a father .

Douglas MacArthur Quotes about pride

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