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Veterans Day Quotes

“The most persistent sound which reverberates through men's history is the beating of war drums.”
Arthur Koestler

“Veteran's Day Quotes are not hard to come by, but here's a compilation of some of the best and most famous in one place.”

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”
Cynthia Ozick

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ”
Joseph Campbell

“The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.”
George Patton

“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.”
Chinese Proverb

“It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.”
Dick Cheney

“Nurture your minds with great thoughts, to believe in the heroic makes heroes.”
Benjamin Disraeli

“Freedom is never free.”

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”
Elmer Davis

“I believe it is the nature of people to be heroes, given the chance.”
James A. Autry

“I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, “Mother, what was war?“ ”
Eve Merriam

“I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.”
Gary Hart

“When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? ”
George Canning

“Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.”
Carol Lynn Pearson

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.”

“She mourned with a bleak blank determination, marching straight ahead with a shell-shocked vet's hollow-eyed thousand-yard stare while doing the next thing and the next.”
James A. Hetley

“Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don't know how far we can go.”
Bernard Malamud

“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”
Jose Narosky

“My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place–police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.”
Sidney Sheldon

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.”
Michel de Montaigne

“In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”
Mark Twain

“Lord, bid war's trumpet cease;
Fold the whole earth in peace.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ”
Maya Angelou

“But fame is theirs - and future days; On pillar'd brass shall tell their praise; Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead - “These for their country fought and bled.“”
Philip Freneau

“But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.”
Thomas Dunn English

“The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.”
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”
William Shakespeare

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