Quotes by 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

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.

Douglas MacArthur

In war there is no substitute for victory.

Douglas MacArthur

There is no security on earth there is only opportunity.

Douglas MacArthur

We are not retreating - we are advancing in another Direction.

Douglas MacArthur

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Ridicule is the first and last argument of fools.

Charles Simmons

Science ... warns me to be careful how I adopt a view which jumps with my preconceptions, and to require stronger evidence for such belief than for one to which I was previously hostile. My business is to teach my aspirations to conform themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.

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At the moment of death I hope to be surprised.

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So full of artless jealousy is guilt, It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.

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