“There is a wonderful mythical law that the three things we crave most in life – happiness, freedom, and peace of mind – are always attained by giving them to someone else.”
– Peyton March
Peyton Conway March (December 27, 1864 -1955) was an American soldier and Army Chief of Staff. He had enormous influence in preparing America for World War I, and was highly committed to upholding freedom. March was the son of Francis Andrew March, who was a founder of modern comparative linguistics in English. He was among the first professors to advocate English be taught in universities. Peyton March fought in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. During the Russo-Japanese War, he traveled as an American military attaché with the Japanese army, and he also worked with General MacArthur. March was promoted to brigadier general during World War I, and later to Army Chief of Staff.