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Best Douglas MacArthur Quotes

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A list of the best Douglas MacArthur quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Douglas MacArthur quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Douglas MacArthur quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Douglas MacArthur should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Douglas MacArthur quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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    In war there is no substitute for victory.

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

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    Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.

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

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    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.

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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.

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

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    There is no substitute for victory.

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

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    Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul.

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    Like the old soldier of the 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 light to see that duty. Goodbye.

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

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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.

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    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.

    Change More
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    Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.

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    You are remembered for the rules you break.

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

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    new! It must be of the spirit if we are to save the flesh.

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    There's no security on this earth, only opportunity.

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    Last, but by no means least, courage-moral courage, the courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world ;is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle-the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your ;conscience on the other.

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

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    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.

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