Veterans Quotes

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

Joseph Campbell

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

G.K. Chesterton

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

Gary Hart

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

Michel de Montaigne

We make war that we may live in peace.

Aristotle

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.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Ronald Reagan

Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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.

Lyn Yutang

The only war is the war you fought in. Every veteran knows that.

Allan Keller

Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don't have that problem.

Ronald Reagan

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!

Sun Tzu

The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.

George Washington

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

Cynthia Ozick

She mourned with a bleak blank determination, marching straight ahead with a shell-shocked vet's hollow-eyed thousand-yard stare while doing the next thing and the next.

A. Hetley

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.

Jose Narosky

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

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each others children.

Jimmy Carter

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

George S. Patton

On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.

Dan Lipinski

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

G.K. Chesterton

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.

Confucius

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Updated On : November 12, 2014
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