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.
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
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.
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.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
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.
If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms.
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
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.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
Congress should stop treating veterans like they're asking for a hand out when it comes to the benefits they were promised, and they should realize that, were it not for these veterans, there would be nothing to hand out.
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.
We can't equate spending on veterans with spending on defense. Our strength is not just in the size of our defense budget, but in the size of our hearts, in the size of our gratitude for their sacrifice. And that's not just measured in words or gestures.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
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.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.
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.
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