100 Memorial Day Quotes to Honor Our Nation’s Soldiers

100 – Memorial Day Quotes to Honor Our Nation’s Soldiers

“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 ( 100 Memorial Day Quotes)

“We cherish too, the Poppy red that grows on fields where valor led, it seems to signal to the skies that blood of heroes never dies.“ —Moina Michael

“Finally, I wish to remember the millions of Allied servicemen and prisoners of war who lived the story of the Second World War. Many of these men never came home; many others returned bearing emotional and physical scars that would stay with them for the rest of their lives. I come away from this book with the deepest appreciation for what these men endured, and what they sacrificed, for the good of humanity.“ —Laura Hillenbrand

“Liberty is never unalienable; it must be redeemed regularly with the blood of patriots or it always vanishes. Of all the so-called natural human rights that have ever been invented, liberty is least likely to be cheap and is never free of cost.“ —Robert A. Heinlein

“Tonight, when you go to bed, say a prayer that God watch over those who watch over us, and thank them for their sacrifices, on and off the battlefield. Pray that they have a peaceful night, and will be home soon with their families who also share their burden. Without them, we would not have this moment.“ —Neil Leckman

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.“ —Mark Twain

“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.“ —Winston S. Churchill

“Have you ever stopped to ponder the amount of blood spilled, the volume of tears shed, the degree of pain and anguish endured, the number of noble men and women lost in battle so that we as individuals might have a say in governing our country? Honor the lives sacrificed for your freedoms.“ —Richelle E. Goodrich

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.“ —Theodore Roosevelt

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“ —John Adams

“In the aftermath, we are because they were.“ —RJ Heller

“Do not forget that the armed forces are the servants of the people. You do not make national policy; it is we, the civilians, who decide these issues and it is your duty to carry out these tasks with which you are entrusted.“ —M. A. Jinnah ( Memorial Day Quotes )

“The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.“ —Abraham Lincoln ( Memorial Day Quotes )

“Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver 5 minutes longer.“ —Ronald Reagan ( Memorial Day Quotes )

“This country has not seen and probably will never know the true level of sacrifice of our veterans. As a civilian, I owe an unpayable debt to all our military. […] Let’s all take a remembrance for all veterans who served or are serving, peacetime or wartime and gone or still with us.“ —Thomas M Smith ( Memorial Day Quotes )

“War brings out the kind of pride in a country that encourages its citizens in the direction of excellence and it encourages them to be ready to die for it. At no time do people work so well together to achieve the same goal as they do in wartime.“ —Andy Rooney ( 100 Memorial Day Quotes )

“I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.“ —Theodore Roosevelt (100 Memorial Day Quotes)

“That’s what any committed patriot would do: Fight to the last. Defeat your enemy at any cost; then hope you have enough left to rebuild.“ —Randolph D. Calverhall ( 100 Memorial Day Quotes )

“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.“ —George Orwell ( 100 Memorial Day Quotes )

“My own heroes are the dreamers, those men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it, whether in small ways or great ones. Some succeeded, some failed, most had mixed results… but it is the effort that’s heroic, as I see it. Win or lose, I admire those who fight the good fight.“ —George R.R. Martin ( 100 Memorial Day Quotes )

“The events of that day would forever be remembered, and they stood together as a united Marridon, a nation that would lead in innovation and liberality, taking up the thread that had been left for them, the essence of selfless love woven along a national loom.“ —Michelle Franklin ( 100 Memorial Day Quotes )

“… It is a proud privilege to be a soldier – a good soldier … [with]discipline, s elf-respect, pride in his unit and his country, a high sense of duty and obligation to comrades and to his superiors, and a self-confidence born of demonstrated ability.“ —George S. Patton Jr.

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.“ —Plato

“Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious“ —Oscar Wilde

“My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor.“ —Herbert Hoover

“Soldiers themselves are reluctant to evaluate the costs of war, but someone must. That evaluation, ongoing and unadulterated by politics, may be the one thing a country absolutely owes the soldiers who defend its borders.“ —Sebastian Junger

“Damn the wars but bless the soldier.“ —T.L. Moffitt

“Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.“ —Mark Twain

“It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.“ —Aristotle

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.“ —George S. Patton Jr.

“You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once.“ —Robert A. Heinlein

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.“ —G.K. Chesterton

“Where humanity sowed faith, hope, and unity, joy’s garden blossomed.“ —Aberjhani

“Your country is proud of you.“ —C.J. Hatch

“Patriotism means to stand by the people, not to stand by the party.“ —Sumit Agarwal

“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official.“ —Theodore Roosevelt

“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.“ —Kristin Hannah

“Serving my country was a life-changing experience for me. It was during those years that I realized the importance of commitment, dedication, honor, and discipline. I have never laughed so much; nor have I ever prayed so much. I made life-long friends. The leaders and heroes I served with helped shape me into the man I am today. I feel honored to have been a part of such a great tradition and grateful to others who have walked the same path.“ —Steve Maraboli

“They were all in and they were all together, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.“ —Bob Richardson

“Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of those who threaten it.“ —U.S. Department of the Navy

“It may sound corny, but what’s wrong with wanting to fight for your country. Why are people reluctant to use the word patriotism?“ —Jimmy Stewart

“To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something.“ —Criss Jami

“My old man says when it’s time to be counted, the important thing is to be man enough to stand up.“ —Robert A. Heinlein

“To the veterans of the United States of America: Thank you, for the cost you paid for our freedom, thank you for the freedom to live in safety and pursue happiness, for freedom of speech (thus my book), and for all the freedoms that we daily take for granted.“ —Sara Niles

“No soldier outlives a thousand chances. But every soldier believes in Chance and trusts his luck.“ —Erich Maria Remarque

“Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.“ —Brodi Ashton

“I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.“ —Adlai E. Stevenson II

“And when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.“ —Ruskin Bond

“If we don’t end war, war will end us.“ —H.G. Wells

“I don’t believe in the Constitution because I’m American, I’m American because I believe in the Constitution.“ —J.S.B. Morse

“Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.“ —Peter S. Beagle

“The birthplace of anarchy is the cemetery of freedom.“ —Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes“ —Bertolt Brecht

“So, let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look over not only ourselves but each other.“ —Barack Obama

“My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one’s country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death.“ —Mark Twain

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” Zig Ziglar

“Someday is not a day of the week.” Denise Brennan-Nelson

“Hire character. Train skill.” Peter Schutz

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”Steve Jobs

“Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman — not the attitude of the prospect.” W. Clement Stone

“Everyone lives by selling something.” Robert Louis Stevenson

“If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.” Bob Hooey

“The golden rule for every businessman is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place.” Orison Swett Marden

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” Napoleon Hill

“The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are. They are frank in admitting this and are willing to pay for such talents.” Antos Parrish

“Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.” Edith Wharton

“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” J.M. Barrie

“Without a customer, you don’t have a business — all you have is a hobby.” Don Peppers

“To be most effective in sales today, it’s imperative to drop your ‘sales’ mentality and start working with your prospects as if they’ve already hired you.” Jill Konrath

“Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.” Mary Kay Ash

“It’s not just about being better. It’s about being different. You need to give people a reason to choose your business.” Tom Abbott

“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” Andy Warhol

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” Stephen Covey

“Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” Gary Vaynerchuk

“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stressed; working hard for something we love is called passion.” Simon Sinek

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” Lucille Ball

“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” Estée Lauder

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” Og Mandino

“The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.” Bette Davis

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” Brian Tracy

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” Joshua J. Marine

“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” Robert Kiyosaki

“How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” Seth Godin

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” Benjamin Franklin

“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” Julie Andrews

“Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.” Travis Bradberry

“Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.” George Eliot

“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word — excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” Pearl Buck

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” —Dale Carnegie

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” Pablo Picasso

“The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.” Ayn Rand

“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.” J. Paul Getty

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” Vince Lombardi

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Henry Ford

“It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person.” Kenneth J Hutchins

“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” Shonda Rhimes

“Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.” Abraham Lincoln

“Done is better than perfect.” Sheryl Sandberg

“Don’t ask if your dream is crazy, ask if it’s crazy enough.” –Lena Waithe

“The act of doing something un-does the fear.” –Shonda Rhimes

“Be poor, humble and driven (PhD). Don’t be afraid to shift or pivot.” –Alex Rodriguez

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