I had learned one of the bitter lessons of life: never try to regain the past, the fire will have become ashes.
More quotes by Douglas MacArthur
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.
On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days, on other fields will bear the fruits of victory.
More quotes about Life
My philosophy is to have a really good time and never to let anything stop me from doing what I want to do.
A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words… the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt.
Many people seem to believe that Greenfield Village and the Edison Institute and Museum at Dearborn, with their specimens of earlier type of American life and industry, are just a kind of antiquarian hobby of mine. I do not deny that they have given me a great deal of interest and pleasure. But the project is vastly more than a hobby. It has very definite purposes, and I hope will have results lasting down the years. One purpose is to remind the public who visit it and sometimes there are thousands a day–of how farand how fast we have come in technical progress in the last century or so. If we have come so far and so fast, is it likely that we shall stop now?
I dont want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.