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Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur

A brilliant but often controversial commander, General Douglas MacArthur was charged with defending the Philippines from invasion. When all was lost, he uttered his famous message, "€œI shall return." At one point, it appeared that MacArthur would lead the Allied troop invasion of Japan, but Japan surrendered after the dropping of two atomic bombs. After rebuilding Japan after the war, Mac…

Date of Birth: January 26, 1880
Date of Death: April 05, 1964


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

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

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

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"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
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Colors    War   

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

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

"In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory." Douglas MacArthur
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Douglas MacArthur

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

"Rules are mostly made to be broken and are too often for the lazy to hide behind" Douglas MacArthur
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"Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die." Douglas MacArthur
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Douglas MacArthur

"The powers in charge keep us in a perpetual state of fear keep us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real." Douglas MacArthur
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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
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American Soldier   

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
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American Soldier   

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
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American Soldier   

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
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