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Quotations for Patriot Day


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We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.  ~Kenji Miyazawa


The stern hand of fate has scourged us to an elevation where we can see the great everlasting things that matter for a nation; the great peaks of honour we had forgotten - duty and patriotism, clad in glittering white; the great pinnacle of sacrifice pointing like a rugged finger to heaven.  ~David Lloyd George


With the tears a Land hath shed
Their graves should ever be green.
~Thomas Bailey Aldrich


Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.  ~Author Unknown


The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
~Minot J. Savage


Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance.  It is also owed to justice and to humanity.  Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.  ~James Bryce


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


God gave burdens, also shoulders.  ~Yiddish Proverb


Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.  ~Rabindranath Tagore


All of us have wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them.  ~Charles Dickens


I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.  ~Kurt Vonnegut


Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.  ~Author Unknown


Sadness flies away on the wings of time.  ~Jean de La Fontaine


Weave in faith and God will find the thread.  ~Author Unknown


That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not.  ~James K. Feibleman


Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.  ~Ambrose Redmoon


The hero dead cannot expire:
The dead still play their part.
~Charles Sangster


God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them.  ~Author Unknown


The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.  ~Eric Hoffer


Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.  ~The Wonder Years


Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.  ~Dan Rather


There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go.  ~Author Unknown


In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.  ~Robert Ingersoll


While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.  ~John Taylor


Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.  ~Albert Schweitzer


God is closest to those with broken hearts.  ~Jewish Saying


When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you're slamming the door in the face of God.  ~Charles L. Allen


Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope.  ~Author Unknown


The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs.  The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it; between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists.  ~William J. Clinton, 1997


We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power.  Then will our world know the blessings of peace.  ~William Ewart Gladstone


If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.  ~Mother Teresa


Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.  ~Alfred North Whitehead


Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.  ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters to Lucilius


...a final comfort that is small, but not cold:  The heart is the only broken instrument that works.  ~T.E. Kalem


I couldn't help but say to [Mr. Gorbachev], just think how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from another planet.  [We'd] find out once and for all that we really are all human beings here on this earth together.  ~Ronald Reagan, 1985


Every evening I turn my worries over to God.  He's going to be up all night anyway.  ~Mary C. Crowley


The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.  ~Mignon McLaughlin


When I saw others straining toward God, I did not understand it, for though I may have had him less than they did, there was no one blocking the way between him and me, and I could reach his heart easily.  It is up to him, after all, to have us, our part consists of almost solely in letting him grasp us.  ~Rainer Maria Rilke


All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.  ~François Fénelon



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