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Douglas MacArthur Quotes and Sayings

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There is no security on this Earth,
there is only opportunity.
- Douglas MacArthur

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Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
- Douglas MacArthur

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

 

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.
- Douglas MacArthur

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

My first recollection is that of a bugle call.
- Douglas MacArthur

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Age wrinkles the body.
Quitting wrinkles the soul.
- Douglas MacArthur

You are remembered for the rules you break.
- Douglas MacArthur

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.
- Douglas MacArthur

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

There is no substitute for victory.
- Douglas MacArthur

The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave.
It's the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side,
and the voice of your conscience on the other.
- 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

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

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

Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
- Douglas MacArthur

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.
- Douglas MacArthur

Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Douglas MacArthur

And like the old soldier in 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 sight to see that duty.
- Douglas MacArthur

A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.
- Douglas MacArthur

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

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

In war, you win or lose, live or die -
and the difference is just an eyelash.
- Douglas MacArthur

Americans never quit.
- Douglas MacArthur

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

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

Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
- Douglas MacArthur

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

Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.
- Douglas MacArthur

In war there is no substitute for victory.
- Douglas MacArthur

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

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

I've looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many
times but this time I think he has me on the ropes.
- Douglas MacArthur

Life is a lively process of becoming.
- 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

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

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

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius


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