General George Catlett Marshall Quotes

George Catlett Marshall, Jr. (December 31, 1880 – October 16, 1959) was an American statesman and soldier. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army under presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, and served as Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense under Truman. He was hailed as the "organizer of victory" by Winston Churchill for his leadership of the Allied victory in World War II.

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General George Catlett Marshall


“Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is elan, esprit de corps and determination.”

General George Catlett Marshall


“We are determined that before the sun sets on this terrible struggle, our flag will be recognized throughout the world as a symbol of freedom on the one hand and of overwhelming force on the other.”

General George Catlett Marshall


“Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.”

General George Catlett Marshall


“Don't fight the problem, decide it.”

General George Catlett Marshall


“Our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine but against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos.”

General George Catlett Marshall


“There is no limit to the good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.”

General George Catlett Marshall