Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Douglas MacArthur (18801964)
No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
DOUGLAS MACARTHUR, title of speech to the people of Japan, May 3, 1948, upon the first anniversary of the Japanese constitution.MacArthur, A Soldier Speaks, p. 194 (1965).
Francis T. Miller, General Douglas MacArthur, Fighter for Freedom, p. 1 (1942), wrote, [MacArthur] has said many times to friends: The man who will not defend his freedom does not deserve to be free!