Memorial Day Sayings And Quotes

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Memorial Day Sayings And Quotes

Here is a collection of Memorial Day sayings and quotations from various persons.


“The hero is the man dedicated to the creation and / or defense of reality-conforming, life-promoting values.”
– Andrew Bernstein

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”
– Arthur Ashe

“Nurture your minds with great thoughts, to believe in the heroic makes heroes.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

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

“Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go”
– Bernard Malamud

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

“Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion”
– Calvin Coolidge

“Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.”
– Carol Lynn Pearson

“The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly”
– Corra Harris

“And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can.”
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Perfect valor is to behave, without witnesses, as one would act were all the world watching.”
– Fran├žois de la Rochefoucauld

“True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world”
– Fran├žois de la Rochefoucauld

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

“Heroism … is endurance for one moment more.”
– George F. Kennan

“I believe it is the nature of people to be heroes, given the chance.”
– James A. Autry

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

“Heroism is latent in every human soul – However humble or unknown, they (the veterans) have renounced what are accounted pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all the self-denials – privations, toils, dangers, sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations, life-”
– Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

“That’s what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end”
– Lise Hand

“It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.”
– Louis Pasteur

“Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.”
– Michel de Montaigne

“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

“Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.”
Napoleon Bonaparte

“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

“A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.”
– Novalis

“Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.”
– Omar Bradley

“Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.”
– Publilius Syrus

“In valor there is hope.”
– Publius Cornelius Tacitus

“Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Self-trust is the essence of heroism”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.”
– Thucydides

“The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.”
– Thucydides

“Bravery never goes out of fashion”
– William Makepeace Thackeray

“The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem.”
– Aaron Kilbourn

“We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart.”
Albert Einstein

“On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!”
– Alexander Henry

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