Veteran’s Day Quotes

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In honor of Veteran's Day, here are quotes from celebrities and famous figures. Remember all the heroes who protect America and make it possible for us to enjoy our freedom.

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

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

"When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them." – Chinese Proverb

"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children." – Jimmy Carter

“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.” – Mark Twain

“Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.” – Calvin Coolidge

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” – William Shakespeare

“I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, ‘Mother, what was war?” – Eve Merriam

“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

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