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Summary

Douglas MacArthur (born in Little Rock, Arkansas, died in Washington, DC, U.S.), he is also known as Gaijin Shogun, was a famous Soldier from USA, who lived between January 26, 1880 and April 5, 1964. He became 84 years old.

Biography

General Douglas MacArthur is best known as the American general in the Pacific during World War II. Douglas MacArthur is the most decorated soldier in the U.S. Army.

During the Second World War, Douglas MacArthur commanded an army consisting mainly of Australian troops, but also American, British and Dutch. He is still unpopular in Australia because of its orders for Australian victories would be reported as "allied victory", while American victories would be reported as "American victory". Moreover, the Australian Army from 1943 used only by hard and usentrale fronts, while the Americans were the most prestigious fronts.

MacArthur was perceived as being more headstrong and impossible to control, so that it eventually emerged a power struggle between him and the president. also was not his political analyzes particularly good, with particular consequences when he did not understand the danger of Chinese military involvement in the Korean War.

Douglas MacArthur was sacked as commander of UN forces in the Korean War when he went out with strong criticism of President Harry S. Truman refused MacArthur to use nuclear weapons against the Chinese as they defeated his forces in northern Korea.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 34 quotes who is written / told by Douglas, under the main topics: History, Leadership, War.

Related authors: Harry S. Truman

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Douglas_MacArthur

Famous quotes by Douglas MacArthur (34)


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"We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction"
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"They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them"
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"The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other"
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"A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him"
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"Life is a lively process of becoming"
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"It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear"
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"It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"
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"In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash"
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"In war there is no substitute for victory"
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"In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield"
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"I've looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many times but this time I think he has me on the ropes"
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"I suppose, in a way, this has become part of my soul. It is a symbol of my life. Whatever I have done that really matters, I've done wearing it. When the time comes, it will be in this that I journey forth. What greater honor could come to an American, and a soldier?"
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"I have known war as few men now living know it. It's very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes"
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"I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!"
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"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"
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"Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be"
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"Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war"
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"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"
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"And like the old soldier in that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the sight to see that duty"
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"Americans never quit"
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"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"
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"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul"
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"A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him"
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"A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding"
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"The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself"
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"Part of the American dream is to live long and die young. Only those Americans who are willing to die for their country are fit to live"
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"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"
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"Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear"
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"Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die"
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"One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda"
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"Old soldiers never die; they just fade away"
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"Never give an order that can't be obeyed"
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"My first recollection is that of a bugle call"
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"Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye"


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