Hiroo Onoda

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Hiroo Onoda

Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda (小野田 寛郎 Onoda Hiroo; born March 19, 1922) is a former Japanese army intelligence officer who fought in World War II, and did not surrender until 1974, having spent almost thirty years holding out in the Philippines.

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  • Lieutenant Onoda, Sir, reporting for orders.
    • No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War, tr. Charles Sanford Terry (1999), ISBN 1557506639; after meeting his superior, Taniguchi, the first time in 30 years.
  • Some dreams are best not to wake up from.
  • People cannot live completely by themselves.
    • Judit Kawaguchi, "Words to Live By: Hiroo Onoda"
  • One must always be civic-minded.
    • Judit Kawaguchi, "Words to Live By: Hiroo Onoda"
  • Without a huge shock, the sleepy-head, ignorant Japanese will never wake up.
    • Judit Kawaguchi, "Words to Live By: Hiroo Onoda"
  • Men should never give up. I never do. I would hate to lose.
    • Judit Kawaguchi, "Words to Live By: Hiroo Onoda"
  • Never complain.
    • Judit Kawaguchi, "Words to Live By: Hiroo Onoda"
  • Life is not fair and people are not equal.
    • Judit Kawaguchi, "Words to Live By: Hiroo Onoda"

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