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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1874
AUTHOR: Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964)
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, 1919–1922, and had them engraved over the entrance to the gymnasium.