Quotes of Defeatism

“ There is not one incident in the history of humanity in which defeatism led to peace which was anything other than a complete fraud. ”

- General Douglas McArthur

“ We have seen too much defeatism, too much pessimism, too much of a negative approach. The answer is simple: if you want something very badly, you can achieve it. It may take patience, very hard work, a real struggle, and a long time; but it can be done… ”

- Margo Jones

“ Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience. The Christian fight for peace is not to be confused with defeatism. ”

- Thomas Merton
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