Pump Enthusiasm in Every Patriot's Heart With These Veterans Day Sayings

Inspire Everyone to Love Their Country

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Each day brings us new hope, new ideas, and new inspiration. The past is history, but the present is our treasure. We cannot hope to improve our future without learning from the past. That is why we commemorate Veterans Day.

On Veterans Day, we can raise issues that concern the whole world. Are wars necessary? Can we do something to avoid them? Can the world not come together for peace and harmony?

Here are some soul-stirring Veterans Day sayings that will pump enthusiasm into every patriot's heart. On Veterans Day, you can use these powerful sayings to remind others that greatness is born out of true passion.


  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak, and a more universal language? Are they dead that yet act? Are they dead that yet move upon society and inspire the people with nobler motives and more heroic patriotism?
  • Gary Hart
    I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.
  • Douglas MacArthur
    Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
  • William G.T. Shedd
    A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.
  • Donald Trump
    Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
  • Chinese Proverb
    When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
  • Norman Schwarzkopf
    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.
  • Sebastian Junger, War
    War is life multiplied by some number that no one has ever heard of.
  • Lisa Kleypas, Love in the Afternoon
    I’ll tell you what I’m fighting for. Not for England, nor her allies, nor any patriotic cause. It’s all come down to the hope of being with you.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Lord, bid war's trumpet cease; Fold the whole earth in peace.
  • Lise Hand
    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.
  • Albert Camus
    In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
  • Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
  • Robert Frost
    Freedom lies in being bold.
  • Curt Weldon
    How can faceless bureaucrats in an intelligence agency deny brave soldiers a chance to tell the truth?
  • Winston Churchill
    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
  • Dan Lipinski
    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.
  • Erich Maria Remarque
    No soldier outlives a thousand chances. But every soldier believes in Chance and trusts his luck.
  • Billy Graham
    Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
  • Thucydides
    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.
  • Mark Twain
    Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
  • George Henry Boker
    Fold him in his country's stars. Roll the drum and fire the volley! What to him are all our wars, what but death bemocking folly?
  • John F. Kennedy
    Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
  • G. K. Chesterton
    Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
  • Thomas Dunn English
    But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.
  • Mark Twain
    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.
  • Winston Churchill
    Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
  • José Narosky
    In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
  • Elmer Davis
    This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
  • Joseph Campbell
    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
  • John F. Kennedy
    Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.