We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Veterans Day Quotes from Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Napoleon Bonaparte, John Linder, Arthur Ashe, Randy Neugebauer. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
Our soldiers have nobly fought to protect freedom since our country’s birth, and have fought to protect those that could not protect themselves, even in foreign lands when called upon.
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.
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.
I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.
I am not a hero but the brave men who died deserved this honor.
Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon.
It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
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.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
We owe our World War II veterans – and all our veterans – a debt we can never fully repay.
The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they’re protecting us.
America’s trying to do the best for its veterans.
Courage in danger is half the battle.
Well, look at what people are doing for returned veterans now. The wounded warriors. They’re working hard to make the wounded veterans feel that they are loved and welcomed home, unlike Vietnam. It was not a very kind, gentle world then. I think we are kinder and gentler.
Tragically, the effort to make America and the world safer and to defend freedom around the world is not without an enormous cost to this Nation in terms primarily of lost lives and those who bear the scars and the wounds of war, and their families who must bear these losses.
As a former veteran, I understand the needs of veterans, and have been clear – we will work together, stand together with the Administration, but we will also question their policies when they shortchange veterans and military retirees.
Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it’s been done.
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.
Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole.
When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death – that is heroism.
A few honest men are better than numbers.
The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.
America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect.
The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.
Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
The only thing that makes battle psychologically tolerable is the brotherhood among soldiers. You need each other to get by.
The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.
I go where the sound of thunder is.
Spending time with America’s soldiers is always inspiring.