Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.
On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, "Mother, what was war?
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.
But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day and for aye.
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.
We make war that we may live in peace.
Those who cannot bravely face danger are the slaves of their attackers.
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.
There never was a good war or a bad peace.
Unless one says goodbye to what one loves, and unless one travels to completely new territories, one can expect merely a long wearing away of oneself.
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.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.
Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice.
The only war is the war you fought in. Every veteran knows that.
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