We are not retreating – we are advancing in another Direction
More quotes by Douglas MacArthur
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.
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What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.
On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days, on other fields will bear the fruits of victory.
People didn’t want war. We were forced in it. How fast we finish it depends on how free a hand our generals and admirals have. The less interference they get from the politicians the quicker they’ll end it.
The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
I was very glad that Mr. Attlee described my speeches in the war as expressing the will not only of Parliament but of the whole nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless and, as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it, and if I found the right words you must remember that I have always earned my living by my pen and by my tongue. It was a nation and race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
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.
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!
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.