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Veterans Day Quotes

Veterans Day Quotes That Fill Your Heart With Patriotic Zeal


It takes courage for a soldier to risk life and limb for his country. The least we civilians can do is to honor these heroes. That is the basis of the Veterans Day celebration. Venerate these great men and women with words of appreciation. The edifice of our society stands on the martyrdom of these selfless souls. Here are some inspiring Veterans Day quotes. These Veteran Day quotes remind the younger generation of their duty towards their country, and inspire them to uphold the tradition of liberty, fraternity, and equality.

  • Arthur Koestler
    The most persistent sound which reverberates through men's history is the beating of war drums.
  • Sun Tzu
    Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!
  • Allan Keller
    The only war is the war you fought in. Every veteran knows that.
  • Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
    The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    In valor there is hope.
  • James Baker
    If you're not gonna pull the trigger, don't point the gun.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
  • Frederick the Great
    The most certain way of insuring victory is to march briskly and in good order against the enemy, always endeavouring to gain ground.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Perfect valor is to behave, without witnesses, as one would act were all the world watching.
  • 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.
  • Michel de Montaigne
    Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Lord, bid war's trumpet cease;
    Fold the whole earth in peace.
  • Elmer Davis
    This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
  • Thomas Dunn English
    But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.
  • Maya Angelou
    How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
  • Andrew Bernstein
    The hero is the man dedicated to the creation and / or defense of reality-conforming, life-promoting values.
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy
    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
  • Earlene Larson Jenks
    Have the courage to act instead of react.
  • 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.
  • Michel de Montaigne
    When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
  • 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.
  • Jim Ramstad
    America's veterans deserve the very best health care because they've earned it.
  • Ronald Reagan
    History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
  • Steve Buyer
    America's veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.
  • Jennifer Granholm
    We can't equate spending on veterans with spending on defense. Our strength is not just in the size of our defense budget, but in the size of our hearts, in the size of our gratitude for their sacrifice. And that's not just measured in words or gestures.
  • John Doolittle
    America's Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.
  • Buckminster Fuller
    Either war is obsolete or men are.
  • Solomon Ortiz
    As a former veteran, I understand the needs of veterans, and have been clear - we will work together, stand together with the Administration, but we will also question their policies when they shortchange veterans and military retirees.
  • Zack Wamp
    Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers.
  • Gary Hart
    I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.
  • Maya Angelou
    How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!

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