75 Total Quotes

Douglas MacArthur Quotes

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.
Douglas MacArthur
#American Soldier

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
#American Soldier #Country

Douglas MacArthur
People grow old only by deserting their ideals, Macarthur had written. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope as old as your despair. In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber. So long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer and courage, so long are you young. When your heart is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and then only, are you grown old. And then, indeed as the ballad says, you just fade away.
Douglas MacArthur
#Age And Aging

Douglas MacArthur
I can recall no parallel in history where a great nation recently at war has so distinguished its former enemy commander.
Douglas MacArthur
#Distinguished

Douglas MacArthur
Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Douglas MacArthur
#American Soldier #Age And Aging

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.
Douglas MacArthur
#American Soldier #Country

Douglas MacArthur
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
#American Soldier #Present

Douglas MacArthur
A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.
Douglas MacArthur
#American Soldier #Faith

Douglas MacArthur
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
#American Soldier #Life

Douglas MacArthur
Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
Douglas MacArthur
#American Soldier #Age And Aging

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

Douglas MacArthur
By profession I am a Soldier and take pride in that fact, but I am prouder to be a father
Douglas MacArthur
#Family

Douglas MacArthur
Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.
Douglas MacArthur
#American Soldier

Douglas MacArthur
In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.
Douglas MacArthur
#American Soldier

Douglas MacArthur
We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.
Douglas MacArthur
#Direction

Douglas MacArthur
Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
Douglas MacArthur
#American Soldier

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.
Douglas MacArthur
#Color

Douglas MacArthur
The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
Douglas MacArthur
#American Soldier #Peace

Douglas MacArthur
By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder -- infinitely prouder -- to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys. The one has the potentiality of death; the other embodies creation and life. And while the hordes of death are mighty, the battalions of life are mightier still. It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battle field but in the home repeating with him our simple daily prayer, ''Our Father Who Art in Heaven.''
Douglas MacArthur
#Pride #Fathers

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
#Honor