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Douglas Macarthur Quotes About Philippines, Korean War, Leadership, Peace, War, Filipino, Japan, Life, Duty Honor Country & Youth! The most outstanding achievement of Douglas MacArthur was leading Allied forces in the Pacific Theater during World War II. On a military base in Little Rock, Arkansas, MacArthur was born on January 26, 1880. His family relocated to San Antonio, Texas, in 1893, where MacArthur attended West Texas Military Academy. As a student, he also played on several sports teams.

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He excelled at West Point, the United States Military Academy, where he graduated with honors in 1903. During World War I, MacArthur served in intelligence and administrative units under major. His leadership as a military leader was demonstrated repeatedly during the offensives at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and Sedan in 1918. Upon promotion to general, MacArthur was appointed Army chief of staff in 1930.

MacArthur was appointed as Roosevelt’s military adviser to the Philippines in 1935, where he helped establish a defensive force for the country. When MacArthur returned to active duty in July 1941, he assumed command of the U.S. Pacific forces.

He was outspoken in criticizing his superiors’ choice to allocate more resources to the European theater of war than to the Pacific theater. Upon his return to the United States, MacArthur moved to Washington, D.C. Though the American people greeted him as a hero, Truman publicly criticized his performance. John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson sought his counsel on military problems and met with each of them often. Douglas MacArthur, on April 5, 1964, at age 84, passed away in Washington, D.C.

Best Douglas Macarthur Quotes

1. “Life is a lively process of becoming.” – Douglas MacArthur

2. “Age wrinkles the body; quitting wrinkles the soul.” – Douglas MacArthur

3. “There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.” – Douglas MacArthur

4. “I had learned one of the bitter lessons of life: never try to regain the past, the fire will have become ashes.” – Douglas MacArthur

5. “Last, but by no means least, courage of one’s convictions, the courage to see things through.” – Douglas MacArthur

6. “I realize that advice is worth what it costs–that is, nothing.” – Douglas MacArthur

7. “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

8. “The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.” – Douglas MacArthur

9. “A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.” – Douglas MacArthur

10. “Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.” – Douglas MacArthur

11. “It is fatal to enter an war without the will to win it.” – Douglas MacArthur

12. “Give me ten thousand Filipino soldiers and I will conquer the world.” – Douglas MacArthur

13. “We are not retreating – we are advancing in another direction.” – Douglas MacArthur

14. “Once war is forced upon us, there is no alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. War’s very object is victory-not prolonged indecision.” – Douglas MacArthur

15. “You don’t win wars by dying for your country you win wars by making the other son of a bitch die for his.” – Douglas MacArthur

16. “These disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.” – Douglas MacArthur

17. “Today the guns are silent. A great tragedy has ended. A great victory has been won…” – Douglas MacArthur

18. “The destructiveness of the war potential, through progressive advances in scientific discovery, has in fact now reached a point which revises the traditional concepts of war.” – Douglas MacArthur

19. “Men since the beginning of time have sought peace.” – Douglas MacArthur

20. “People of the Philippines: I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil—soil consecrated in the blood of our two peoples.” – Douglas MacArthur

21. “In war, defensive strategy never has produced ultimate victory.” – Douglas MacArthur

22. “The history of the failure of war can almost be summed up in two words: too late.” – Douglas MacArthur

23. “In war, you win or lose, live or die – and the difference is just an eyelash.” – Douglas MacArthur

24. “You are remembered for the rules you break.” – Douglas MacArthur

25. “I shall return.” – Douglas MacArthur

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