Memorial Day Quotations
Memorial Day is the day to honor men and women who have died while in the military service. However, in some families the day is used to honor all the dead.
Here are some quotes about heroes and bravery to help remember those who have served.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
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.
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-
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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.
G. K. Chesterton
Self-trust is the essence of heroism.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.
Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
In valor there is hope.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
Michel de Montaigne
Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.
Carol Lynn Pearson
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