These Americans Said It Best ...


In honor of all the men and women who have protected the liberties of their fellow countrymen, we dedicate these quotes on the very ideals with which you fought: courage, valor and a sense of pride in country.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I regret that I have but one life to give for my country." Nathan Hale

"Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die." G. K. Chesterton

"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." Carl Sandburg

"Sometimes even to live is an act of courage." Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land!" Walter Scott

"God grant that men of principle shall be our principal men." Thomas Jefferson

"The true test of a civilization is not the census, nor the size of cities, nor the crops no, but the kind of man the country turns out." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, will be directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation." George Washington

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