Ultimate 110+ Veterans Day Quotes To Inspire You 2022

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Motivational Veterans Day Quotes


“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”

Douglas MacArthur


“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”

– Alexander Hamilton


“I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.”

– Giuseppe Garibaldi


“Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon.”

– Horatio Nelson


“The precondition to freedom is security.”

– Rand Beers


“Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it’s been done.”

– John Keegan


“The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they’re protecting us.”

– Tom Clancy


“It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”

– Norman Schwarzkopf


“I go where the sound of thunder is.”

– Alfred M. Gray


“But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.”

– Nick Lampson


“A few honest men are better than numbers.”

– Oliver Cromwell


Inspirational Veterans Day Quotes


“I’m trying to raise the awareness of the troops that, when they deploy and go to war, it’s not just them at war – it’s also their family. Their family is having to go through all the hardships and the stresses.”

– Chris Kyle


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“America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.”

– John Doolittle


“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.”

– Arthur Ashe


“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.”

– Sun Tzu


“Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.”

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca


“Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.”

– Henrik Ibsen


“We owe our World War II veterans – and all our veterans – a debt we can never fully repay.”

– Doc Hastings


“The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment.”

– Judd Gregg


“Courage in danger is half the battle.”

– Plautus


“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.”

– Dan Lipinski


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“Our soldiers have nobly fought to protect freedom since our country’s birth, and have fought to protect those that could not protect themselves, even in foreign lands when called upon.”

– John Linder


“As a former veteran, I understand the needs of veterans, and have been clear – we will work together, stand together with the Administration, but we will also question their policies when they shortchange veterans and military retirees.”

– Solomon Ortiz


“The thing is this: You got to have fun while you’re fightin’ for freedom, ’cause you don’t always win.”

– Molly Ivins


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“America’s trying to do the best for its veterans.”

– R. Lee Ermey


“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”

– George S. Patton


“The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.”

– Charles Spurgeon


“The only thing that makes battle psychologically tolerable is the brotherhood among soldiers. You need each other to get by.”

– Sebastian Junger


“Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.”

– Francois de La Rochefoucauld


“In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.”

– H. L. Mencken


“Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform; and when they take off the uniform, we care for them when they are veterans.”

– Steve Buyer


“The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.”

– Henry Waxman


Proud To Be A Veteran Quotes


“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

— Woodrow Wilson


“It’s about how we treat our veterans every single day of the year. It’s about making sure they have the care they need and the benefits that they’ve earned when they come home. It’s about serving all of you as well as you’ve served the United States of America.”

— Barack Obama


“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”

— Joseph Campbell


“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”

— G.K. Chesterton


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Veterans Day Quotes images

“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.”

— Norman Schwarzkopf


“Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.”

— Charles B. Rangel


“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.”

— Arthur Ashe


“The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment.”

— Judd Gregg


Quotes About Veterans


“Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.”

— Michel de Montaigne


“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.”

— Thucydides


“Perfect valor is to behave, without witnesses, as one would act were all the world watching.”

— François de la Rochefoucauld


“The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.”

— Henry Waxman


“The thing we all had in common wasn’t muscle; it was the will to do whatever it takes.”

— Chris Kyle


“If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”

— Martin Luther King Jr.


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Veterans Day Quotes images

“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.”

— Dan Lipinski


“Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.”

— Mary Roach


“He loves his country best who strives to make it best.”

— Robert G. Ingersoll


“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

— Nathan Hale


“Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.”

— Malcolm X


“No man is a man until he has been a soldier.”

— Louis de Bernières


“Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.”

— Bernard Malamud


“Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.”

— Douglas MacArthur


Quotes About Veterans Sacrifice


“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.”

— George S. Patton


“Never was so much owed by so many to so few.”

— Winston Churchill


“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”

— Abraham Lincoln


“Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.”

— Dwight D. Eisenhower


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“Americans never quit.”

— Douglas MacArthur


“America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.”

— Steve Buyer


“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.”

— Ronald Reagan


“I’ve lived the literal meaning of the ‘land of the free’ and ‘home of the brave.’ It’s not corny for me. I feel it in my heart. I feel it in my
chest.”

— Chris Kyle


“America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels.”

— Claudia Pemberton


“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


“For the first time in a long time, I felt like I had a purpose being in the Navy. It wasn’t about money and rank or prestige. It was about raising the flag. We do what we do because no one else can or will do it. We fight so others can sleep at night.”

— Timothy Ciciora


Happy Veterans Day To My Brother Quotes


“We can’t equate spending on veterans with spending on defense. Our strength is not just in the size of our defense budget, but in the size of our hearts, in the size of our gratitude for their sacrifice. And that’s not just measured in words or gestures.”

— Jennifer Granholm


“The only easy day was yesterday.”

— US Navy SEALs


“A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace.”

— Theodore Roosevelt


“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall 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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Veterans Day Quotes images

“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.”

— Winston Churchill


“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”

— Cynthia Ozick


“America’s veterans deserve the very best health care because they’ve earned it.”

— Jim Ramstad


“America’s finest – our men and women in uniform, are a force for good throughout the world, and that is nothing to apologize for.”

— Sarah Palin


“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


“War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.”

— J.R.R. Tolkien


Veterans Day Quotes For Inspiration


“I respect every soldier, from every country, who serves beside us in the hard work of history. America is grateful, and America will not forget.”

— George W. Bush


“We must never forget why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe, so that each and every one of us can sleep soundly at night, knowing we have ‘guardians at the gate.’”

— Allen West


“This country has not seen and probably will never know the true level of sacrifice of our veterans.”

— Thomas M. Smith


“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.”

— Mark Twain


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Veterans Day Quotes images

“America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.”

— John Doolittle


“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”

— Alexander Hamilton


“We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause.”

— Ronald Reagan


“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.”

— Billy Graham


“Spending time with America’s soldiers is always inspiring.”

— John Boehner


“The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude.”

— Steve Buyer


Veterans Day 2022 Quotes


“Tragically, the effort to make America and the world safer and to defend freedom around the world is not without an enormous cost to this Nation in terms primarily of lost lives and those who bear the scars and the wounds of war, and their families who must bear these losses.”

— John Warner


“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”

— José Narosky


“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form or a readiness to die.”

— G.K. Chesterton


“Fortune favors the brave.”

— Terence


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Veterans Day Quotes images

“Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard.”

— John F. Kennedy


“These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor – and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.”

— Michael N. Castle


“But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.”

— Nick Lampson


“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

— John Quincy Adams


“Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.”

— George Washington


“Marines—you beat them down and they come back for more.”

— Chris Kyle


“Freedom is never free.”

— Unknown


“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.”

— Jeff Miller


Veterans Day Powerful Quotes


“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.”

— Abraham Lincoln


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Veterans Day Quotes images

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.”

— Patrick Henry


“We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.”

— George Orwell


“Tragically, the effort to make America and the world safer and to defend freedom around the world is not without an enormous cost to this Nation in terms primarily of lost lives and those who bear the scars and the wounds of war, and their families who must bear these losses.”

– John Warner


“While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms.”

– Randy Neugebauer


“Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.”

– Charles B. Rangel


“Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.”

– Marcus Tullius Cicero


“When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death – that is heroism.”

– Robert Green Ingersoll


“Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole.”

– Bernard Law Montgomery


“I am not a hero but the brave men who died deserved this honor.”

– Ira Hayes


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Veterans Day Quotes images

Random Veterans Day Quotes


“When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.”

– Napoleon Bonaparte


“Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.”

– Gilbert K. Chesterton


“Well, look at what people are doing for returned veterans now. The wounded warriors. They’re working hard to make the wounded veterans feel that they are loved and welcomed home, unlike Vietnam. It was not a very kind, gentle world then. I think we are kinder and gentler.”

– Barbara Bush


“Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.”

– Douglas MacArthur


“The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect.”

– Bill Frist


“Spending time with America’s soldiers is always inspiring.”

– John Boehner


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