Douglas MacArthur Quotes

I still remember the refrain of one of the most popular barrack ballads of that day (around the turn of the century) which proclaimed most proudly that “Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” And like the old soldier of that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away – an […]

As “Old soldiers never die,” I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever.

They died hard – those savage men – not gently like a stricken dove folding its wings in peaceful passing, but like a wounded wolf at bay, with lips curled back in sneering menace, and always a nerveless hand reaching for that long sharp machete knife which long ago they had substituted for the bayonet. […]

However horrible the incidents of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country is the noblest development of mankind.

I don’t do much, except think a lot, scold a little, pat a man on the back now and then, and try to keep a perspective.

The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars.

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

I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul.

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 the wires are all down and your heart is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, and then only, are you […]

I would sever Korea from Manchuria by laying a field of radioactive wastes – the by products of atomic manufacture – across all major lines of enemy supply. Once the enemy supplies are exhausted, American reinforcements and Chinese Nationalists will make simultaneous amphibious and airborne landings at the upper end of both coasts of North […]