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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964)
QUOTATION: Americans never quit.
ATTRIBUTION: General DOUGLAS MACARTHUR, president of the American Olympic committee, comment when the manager of the American boxing team in the 1928 Olympic games wanted to withdraw the team because of what he thought was an unfair decision against an American boxer.—The New York Times, August 9, 1928, p. 13.
SUBJECTS: American people