Douglas MacArthur Quotes

Most popular Douglas MacArthur Quotes

There is no substitute for victory.
— Douglas MacArthur

victory

In war there is no substitute for victory.
— Douglas MacArthur
There is no security in this life, only opportunity.
— Douglas MacArthur
Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.
— Douglas MacArthur
It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
— Douglas MacArthur
We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction.
— Douglas MacArthur

optimistic

I realize that advice is worth what it costs — that is nothing.
— Douglas MacArthur
In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.
— Douglas MacArthur
I would hope that our beloved country will drink deep from the chalice of courage.
— Douglas MacArthur
And in the end, through the long ages of our quest for light, it will be found that truth is still mightier than the sword.
— 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
Upon the fields of friendly strife
Are sown the seeds
That, upon other fields, on other days
Will bear the fruits of victory.

victory sports

Upon the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that, upon other fields, on other days will bear the fruits of victory.
— Douglas MacArthur
The soldier, be he friend or foe, is charged with the protection of the weak and unarmed.  It is the very essence and reason for his being.

soldiers military

Could I have but a line, a century hence, crediting a contribution to the cause of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
— Douglas MacArthur

peace

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, 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
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

father

A Prayer For My Son: 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

parenting prayers

In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber. So long as it receives a message of beauty, hope, cheer, and courage - so long are you young. When the wires are all down and our heart is covered with the snow of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and only then, are you grown old.
— Douglas MacArthur
Youth is not entirely a time of life; it is a state of mind. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubts; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.