| Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.|
|AUTHOR:||Douglas MacArthur (18801964)|
|QUOTATION:||Upon the fields of friendly strife|
Are sown the seeds
That, upon other fields, on other days
Will bear the fruits of victory.
|ATTRIBUTION:||General DOUGLAS MACARTHUR, Reminiscences, p. 82 (1964).|
MacArthur wrote these lines while superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, 19191922, and had them engraved over the entrance to the gymnasium.