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Douglas MacArthur

1880-1964 ,  American general
Douglas MacArthurAmerican general who commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre in World War II, administered postwar Japan during the Allied occupation that followed, and led United Nations forces during the first nine months of the Korean War.

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Only those are fit to live who are not afraid of dying.


Rules are mostly made to be broken and are too often for the lazy to hide behind.


Today the guns are silent. A great tragedy has ended. A great victory has been won.

Victory broadcast, 1945


In war there is no substitute for victory.


Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.


You are remembered for the rules you break.


It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.


Age wrinkles the body; quitting wrinkles the soul.


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


Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.


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


The enemy is in front of us, the enemy is behind us, the enemy is to the right and to the left of us. They can't get away this time!


I Shall Return.


A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.


Never give an order that can't be obeyed.












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