General of the Army Douglas MacArthur was born on the 26th of January, 1880 in MacArthur Museum of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. He was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army.
Douglas MacArthur was best known for his command of Allied forces in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur Jr. the first father and son to be awarded the medal.
He led the United Nations Command in the Korean War with initial success; however, the controversial invasion of North Korea provoked Chinese intervention, and a series of major defeats. Douglas MacArthur died in Washington, D.C., on April 5, 1964, at the age of 84.
Below, we have compiled a collection of popular Douglas MacArthur quotes and sayings.
60 Douglas MacArthur Quotes About Life, War & Leadership
A new era is upon us. Even the lesson of victory itself brings with it profound concern, both for our future security and the survival of civilization. The destructiveness of the war potential, through progressive advances in scientific discovery, has in fact now reached a point which revises the traditional concepts of war.
Men since the beginning of time have sought peace… Military alliances, balances of power, leagues of nations, all in turn have failed, leaving the only path to be by way of the crucible of war. We have had our last chance. If we do not now devise some greater and more equitable system, Armageddon will be at our door. The problem basically is theological and involves a spiritual recrudescence and improvement of human character that will synchronize with our matchless advances in science, art, literature and all material and cultural developments of the past two thousand years. It must be of the spirit if we are to save the flesh.” ― Douglas MacArthur Quote