Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.
More quotes by Douglas MacArthur
I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any treat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.
I had learned one of the bitter lessons of life: never try to regain the past, the fire will have become ashes.
More quotes about War
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 not a matter for the professional pacifist or militarist. It is for the unprofessional people. They finance and fight it, they bear its losses. Therefore, they should have the deciding voice concerning it. To do this, they require all the information upon which decisions are made. They should know in a difference, whether it is soluble by rational intelligence, or inevitable by force. Not once in a thousand instances would our people (this may not be true of all peoples, however) approve an offensive war. Never would they be lax in defensive action. For this is their country. However, most of their enemies are within it.
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.
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.
When I warned them the French that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did, their generals told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet, In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken. Some chicken! Some neck!
A shadow has fallen upon the scenes so lately lighted by the Allied victory. From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
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.
Once war is forced upon us, there is no alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. War’s very object is victory-not prolonged indecision.
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.
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.