Friday, May 30, 2008

Since May 30th. is actually Memorial Day

Some Quotes to Make You Think

For love of country they accepted death...
- James A. Garfield

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.- Benjamin Disraeli

Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth;
Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth...- Thomas Moore

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

Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave.- Muhammad

Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The purpose of all war is peace.- Saint Augustine

Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.- UNESCO Constitution

(The Civil War) created in this country what had never existed before a national consciousness. It was not the salvation of the Union; it was the rebirth of the Union.- Woodrow Wilson

Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.- Publilius Syrus

Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.- G. K. Chesterton

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

Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.- Calvin Coolidge

6 comments:

Paz said...

Thought-provoking quotes, indeed.

Paz

Merle said...

Hi Patty ~~ Some great quotes there
and we should always be grateful to our service men and women, who fight to keepus free.

Thanks for your visit and e mails.My daughter has had to put her visit off a couple of weeks, so I hope I don't eay the extra treats I got for her and the kids. Hane a great weekend
my friend, Take care, Love, Merle.
Peace.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Nicely chosen quotes for this day of remembrance. Three-day weekends may be nice, but I wish they'd put our special observance days "back where they belong."

Abraham Lincoln said...

Interesting quotes.

Renie Burghardt said...

Great quotes, Patty. The best one is by Norman Schwartzkopf!

Have a good night.

Renie

Wanda said...

What great quotes....I especially like what Saint Augustine said.