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Douglas MacArthur Quotes

Age wrinkles the body; quitting wrinkles the soul.
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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

Americans never quit.

— Douglas MacArthur

For the sentimentalism and emotionalism which have infested our country, we should substitute hard common sense. Pacific habits do not insure peace or immunity from national insult and aggression.

— Douglas MacArthur

Are we going to continue to yield personal liberties and community autonomy to the steady inexplicable centralization all political power or restore the Republic to Constitutional direction, regain our personal liberties and reassume the individual state's primary responsibility and authority in the conduct of local affairs? Are we going to permit a continuing decline in public and private morality or re-establish high ethical standards as the means of regaining a diminishing faith in the integrity of our public and private institutions?

— Douglas MacArthur

Optimism is denial, so face the facts and move on

— 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

The chickens are coming home to roost, and you happen to have just moved into the chicken house.

— Douglas MacArthur

Nothing would please me better than if they would give me three months and then attack here.

— 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

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