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Veteran's Day Quotes: “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” — George Orwell

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

— George Orwell



Veteran's Day Quotes: “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

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


Veteran's Day Quotes: “Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” — Abraham Lincoln

Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.

— Abraham Lincoln


Veteran's Day Quotes: “God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.” — Daniel Webster

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.

— Daniel Webster


Veteran's Day Quotes: “Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.” — Ernest Hemingway

Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.

— Ernest Hemingway


Veteran's Day Quotes: “Freedom is never free.” — Maya Angelou

Freedom is never free.

— Maya Angelou


Veteran's Day Quotes: “You’d have to go a long way to find someone who was more proud and grateful for what our veterans have done for all of us.” — Jim Davis

You’d have to go a long way to find someone who was more proud and grateful for what our veterans have done for all of us.

— Jim Davis


Veteran's Day Quotes: “History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.” — Ronald Reagan

History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.

— Ronald Reagan


Veteran's Day Quotes: “Have the courage to act instead of react.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

Have the courage to act instead of react.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes


Veteran's Day Quotes: “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.” — Douglas MacArthur

Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.

— Douglas MacArthur



Veteran's Day Quotes: “These are the times that try men’s souls.” — Thomas Paine

These are the times that try men’s souls.

— Thomas Paine


Veteran's Day Quotes: “Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.” — Ronald Reagan

Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.

— Ronald Reagan


Veteran's Day Quotes: “Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.” — Sun Tzu

Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.

— Sun Tzu


Veteran's Day Quotes: “They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!” — Mel Gibson

They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!

— Mel Gibson


Veteran's Day Quotes: “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” — Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

— Gilbert K. Chesterton


Veteran's Day Quotes: “Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” — Abraham Lincoln

Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.

— Abraham Lincoln


Veteran's Day Quotes: “We, too, born to freedom, and believing in freedom, are willing to fight to maintain freedom. We, and all others who believe as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.” — Theodore Roosevelt

We, too, born to freedom, and believing in freedom, are willing to fight to maintain freedom. We, and all others who believe as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.

— Theodore Roosevelt


Veteran's Day Quotes: “The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” — Patrick Henry

The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.

— Patrick Henry


Veteran's Day Quotes: “I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask: “Mother, what was war?”” — Eve Merriam

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

— Eve Merriam


Veteran's Day Quotes: “The most persistent sound which reverberates through man’s history is the beating of war drums.” — Arthur Koestler

The most persistent sound which reverberates through man’s history is the beating of war drums.

— Arthur Koestler



Veteran's Day Quotes: “Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.” — Richard Watson Gilder

Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.

— Richard Watson Gilder


Veteran's Day Quotes: “No soldier outlives a thousand chances. But every soldier believes in Chance and trusts his luck.” — Erich Maria Remarque

No soldier outlives a thousand chances. But every soldier believes in Chance and trusts his luck.

— Erich Maria Remarque


Veteran's Day Quotes: “But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.” — Nick Lampson

But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.

— Nick Lampson


Veteran's Day Quotes: “Lord, bid war’s trumpet cease; Fold the whole earth in peace.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Lord, bid war’s trumpet cease; Fold the whole earth in peace.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.


Veteran's Day Quotes: “Those who cannot bravely face danger are the slaves of their attackers.” — Aristotle

Those who cannot bravely face danger are the slaves of their attackers.

— Aristotle


Veteran's Day Quotes: “That was not the biggest battle that ever was, but for me it always typified one thing; the dash, the ingenuity, the readiness at the first opportunity that characterizes the American soldier.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

That was not the biggest battle that ever was, but for me it always typified one thing; the dash, the ingenuity, the readiness at the first opportunity that characterizes the American soldier.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower


Veteran's Day Quotes: “Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.” — Bill Shuster

Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.

— Bill Shuster


Veteran's Day Quotes: “It is Veterans Day, when we honor everyone who served in all of the campaigns. We honor them with dignity and respect, and of course mattress sales and tire discounts.” — Craig Ferguson

It is Veterans Day, when we honor everyone who served in all of the campaigns. We honor them with dignity and respect, and of course mattress sales and tire discounts.

— Craig Ferguson


Veteran's Day Quotes: “Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.” — George S. Patton Jr.

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

— George S. Patton Jr.


Veteran's Day Quotes: “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” — Billy Graham

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.

— Billy Graham


Veteran's Day Quotes: “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” — Joseph Campbell

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

— Joseph Campbell


Veteran's Day Quotes: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” — Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

— Thomas Jefferson


Veteran's Day Quotes: “History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower


Veteran's Day Quotes: “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

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


Veteran's Day Quotes: “It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” — Norman Schwarzkopf

It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.

— Norman Schwarzkopf


Veteran's Day Quotes: “Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.” — Donald Trump

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.

— Donald Trump


Veteran's Day Quotes: “Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” — Michel de Montaigne

Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.

— Michel de Montaigne


Veteran's Day Quotes: “Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.” — George S. Patton Jr.

Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.

— George S. Patton Jr.


Veteran's Day Quotes: “You’ve been told that you’re broken, that you’re damaged goods and should be labeled victims. I don’t buy it. The truth, instead, is that you are the only folks with the skills, determination, and values to ensure American dominance in this chaotic world.” — James Mattis

You’ve been told that you’re broken, that you’re damaged goods and should be labeled victims. I don’t buy it. The truth, instead, is that you are the only folks with the skills, determination, and values to ensure American dominance in this chaotic world.

— James Mattis


Veteran's Day Quotes: “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” — Thomas Paine

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.

— Thomas Paine

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