Quotable Sunday - In Honor Of Armed Forces Day

Sunday, May 16, 2010



In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. ~José Narosky

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? ~George Canning

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail? ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. ~Cynthia Ozick

Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic. ~John A. Logan

How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, much later adapted to "So shines a good deed in a weary world" by David Seltzer for the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Where liberty dwells, there is my country. ~Benjamin Franklin

He loves his country best who strives to make it best. ~Robert G. Ingersoll

Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
~John Dickinson


May God Bless Our Troops and Return Them All Home Safely

blueviolet said...

I like the one about the little candle!

sheila said...

Great quotes! We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.....Gosh, that can apply to so much in life can't it?

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