General Douglas MacArthur was a Human that lived during the mid-20th century who served in the United States Army and participated in Earth's Second World War. He was known for speaking the following words at the conclusion of that costly war:
- "Today the guns are silent. A great tragedy has ended. We have known the bitterness of defeat and the exultation of triumph, and from both we have learned there can be no turning back. We must go forward to preserve in peace what we've won in war."
Four hundred thirty years later, Admiral William Ross quoted these words following the signing of the peace treaty between the Federation Alliance and the Dominion at the conclusion of the Dominion War. (DS9: "What You Leave Behind")