Douglas MacArthur Quotes (68 quotes)
General MacArthur: Wisdom and Visions (2001 edition), Turner Publishing Company - ISBN: 9781563116711
“It was close; but that's the way it is in war. You win or lose, live or die — and the difference is just an eyelash.”
To Gen. Richard Sutherland after their flight over Japanese held territory to reach Australia (17 March 1942)
“I said, to the people of the Philippines whence I came, I shall return. Tonight, I repeat those words: I shall return!”
After his arrival in Australia from the Philippines (30 March 1942)
“I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil.”
On landing in Leyte, Philippines (17 October 1944)
“I see that the flagpole still stands. Have your troops hoist the colors to its peak, and let no enemy ever haul them down.”
To Colonel George M. Jones and the 503rd Regimental Combat Team, who recaptured Corregidor (2 March 1945)
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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.