Douglas MacArthur Quotes (68 quotes)
“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. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant funds demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.”
In 1957. As quoted in "Merchants of Fear: Why They Want Us to Be Afraid", Christopher Catherwood, Joseph DiVanna, Globe Pequot, 2008, p. 131
“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.”
"A Father's Prayer". As quoted in "General MacArthur: Wisdom and Visions", compiled by Edward T. Imparato, Turner Publishing Company, 2000, p. 158
“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.”
As quoted in: LIFE magazine, 25 Jun 1951, Vol. 30, No. 26, p. 42
As quoted in: New York Times Magazine, 6 July 1952
“A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.”
As quoted in: General MacArthur Speeches and Reports 1908-1964, p. 249
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsDouglas MacArthur
Born: January 26, 1880
Died: April 5, 1964 (aged 84)
Bio: General of the Army Douglas MacArthur was an American general and field marshal of the Philippine Army who was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur, Jr.