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Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons."

Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.




Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war."

The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.




Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be."

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

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




Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Give me ten thousand Filipino soldiers and I will conquer the world."

Give me ten thousand Filipino soldiers and I will conquer the world.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Even when opportunity knocks, a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door."

Even when opportunity knocks, a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "For those to whom much is given, much is required. It is not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up. There is no substitute for victory."

For those to whom much is given, much is required. It is not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up. There is no substitute for victory.




Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Have a good plan, execute it violently, and do it today."

Have a good plan, execute it violently, and do it today.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Once war is forced upon us, there is no alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. War’s very object is victory-not prolonged indecision."

Once war is forced upon us, there is no alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. War’s very object is victory-not prolonged indecision.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity."

There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Rules are mostly made to be broken and are too often for the lazy to hide behind."

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



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "The enemy is in front of us, the enemy is behind us, the enemy is to the right and to the left of us. They can't get away this time!"

The enemy is in front of us, the enemy is behind us, the enemy is to the right and to the left of us. They can't get away this time!




Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Old soldiers never die; they just fade away."

Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction."

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



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Preparedness is the key to success and victory."

Preparedness is the key to success and victory.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "It is my earnest hope, and indeed the hope of all mankind, that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past..."

It is my earnest hope, and indeed the hope of all mankind, that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past...



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!"

I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Years wrinkle the skin. Giving up wrinkles the soul."

Years wrinkle the skin. Giving up wrinkles the soul.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Beware not the enemy from 'without' but the enemy from 'within'."

Beware not the enemy from 'without' but the enemy from 'within'.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "I had learned one of the bitter lessons of life: never try to regain the past, the fire will have become ashes."

I had learned one of the bitter lessons of life: never try to regain the past, the fire will have become ashes.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Worry, doubt, fear and despair are the enemies which slowly bring us down to the ground and turn us to dust before we die."

Worry, doubt, fear and despair are the enemies which slowly bring us down to the ground and turn us to dust before we die.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Americans never quit."

Americans never quit.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul."

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Life is a lively process of becoming."

Life is a lively process of becoming.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die."

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



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "The soldier, above all other men, is required to practice the greatest act of religious training - sacrifice."

The soldier, above all other men, is required to practice the greatest act of religious training - sacrifice.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Believe me, sir, never a night goes by, be I ever so tired, but I read the Word of God before I go to bed."

Believe me, sir, never a night goes by, be I ever so tired, but I read the Word of God before I go to bed.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it."

It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Never give an order that can't be obeyed."

Never give an order that can't be obeyed.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "War's very object is victory, not prolonged indecision. In war there is no substitute for victory."

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



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "In many situations that seemed desperate, the artillery has been a most vital factor."

In many situations that seemed desperate, the artillery has been a most vital factor.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "A good soldier, whether he leads a platoon or an army, is expected to look backward as well as forward; but he must think only forward."

A good soldier, whether he leads a platoon or an army, is expected to look backward as well as forward; but he must think only forward.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Wars are caused by unprotected wealth."

Wars are caused by unprotected wealth.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself."

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



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him."

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



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "There are no atheists in the foxholes of Bataan."

There are no atheists in the foxholes of Bataan.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Optimism is denial, so face the facts and move on"

Optimism is denial, so face the facts and move on



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Freemasonry embraces the highest moral laws and will bear the test of any system of ethics or philosophy ever promulgated for the uplift of man."

Freemasonry embraces the highest moral laws and will bear the test of any system of ethics or philosophy ever promulgated for the uplift of man.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "No plan ever survives its first encounter with the enemy."

No plan ever survives its first encounter with the enemy.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda."

One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "I came out of Bataan and I shall return!"

I came out of Bataan and I shall return!



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "However horrible the incidents of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country is the noblest development of mankind."

However horrible the incidents of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country is the noblest development of mankind.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "If we will not devise some greater and more equitable system, Armageddon will be at our door."

If we will not devise some greater and more equitable system, Armageddon will be at our door.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "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."

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.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "I have every confidence in the ultimate success of our joint cause; but success in modern war requires something more than courage and a willingness to die: it requires careful preparation."

I have every confidence in the ultimate success of our joint cause; but success in modern war requires something more than courage and a willingness to die: it requires careful preparation.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "Defensive strategy never has produced ultimate victory."

Defensive strategy never has produced ultimate victory.



Douglas MacArthur Quotes: "The object and practice of liberty lies in the limitation of government power."

The object and practice of liberty lies in the limitation of government power.