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!
More quotes by Douglas MacArthur
On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days, on other fields will bear the fruits of victory.
You don’t win wars by dying for your country you win wars by making the other son of a b*tch die for his.
More quotes about War
That’s what an army is – a mob; they don’t fight with courage that’s born in them, but with courage that’s borrowed from their mass, and from their officers.
Thus, then, on the night of the tenth of May, at the outset of this mighty battle, I acquired the chief power in the State, which henceforth I wielded in ever-growing measure for five years and three months of world war, at the end of which time, all our enemies having surrendered unconditionally or being about to do so, I was immediately dismissed by the British electorate from all further conduct of their affairs.
Where force is necessary, there it must be applied boldly, decisively and completely. But one must know the limitations of force; one must know when to blend force with a maneuver, a blow with an agreement.
There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances.
Wars and revolutions and battles are due simply and solely to the body and its desires. All wars are undertaken for the acquisition of wealth; and the reason why we have to acquire wealth is the body, because we are slaves in its service.
I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they’d never expect it.
War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can’t smile, grin. If you can’t grin, keep out of the way till you can.
I have watched men suffer the anguish of imprisonment, defy appalling human cruelty… break for a moment, then recover inhuman strength to defy their enemies once more.