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Quotations for Veterans Day


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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


It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.  ~Author unknown, sometimes attributed to M. Grundler


In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.  ~José Narosky


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


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


Freedom is never free.  ~Author Unknown


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


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


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


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


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


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


The most persistent sound which reverberates through men's history is the beating of war drums.  ~Arthur Koestler, Janus: A Summing Up


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


Courage is almost a contradiction in terms.  It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.  ~G.K. Chesterton


How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, much later adapted to "So shines a good deed in a weary world" by David Seltzer for the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory


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, Notebook, 1935



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