Thursday, 8 August 2013

Armed Forces Day

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.  ~Author unknown, sometimes attributed to M. Grundler


This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.  ~Elmer Davis


I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.  ~Abraham Lincoln


Freedom is never free.  ~Author Unknown


How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!  ~Maya Angelou


Lord, bid war's trumpet cease;
Fold the whole earth in peace.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes


The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree.  ~Thomas Campbell


Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen,
Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.
~Richard Watson Gilder


The stern hand of fate has scourged us to an elevation where we can see the great everlasting things that matter for a nation; the great peaks of honour we had forgotten - duty and patriotism, clad in glittering white; the great pinnacle of sacrifice pointing like a rugged finger to heaven.  ~David Lloyd George


And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword.  Ready to do what a hero can.  ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning


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


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

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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


No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others.  The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.  ~Author Unknown


But fame is theirs - and future days
On pillar'd brass shall tell their praise;
Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead -
"These for their country fought and bled."
~Philip Freneau


My God!  How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!  ~Thomas Jefferson


I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.  ~William Shakespeare


May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!  ~Daniel Webster


Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  ~William Arthur Ward


No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.  Thank you.  ~Author Unknown
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Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.  ~G.B. Stern


No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.  ~James Allen


The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.  ~Eric Hoffer

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