Veterans Day Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old veterans day quotes, veterans day sayings, and veterans day proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The only war is the war you fought in. Every veteran knows that. Allan Keller
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
In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. José Narosky
To be a veteran, one must know and determine one's price for freedom. unknown
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
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it. unknown
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
Duty, honor, country. those threeHallowed Words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. Douglas Macarthur
The soldier Above all other's pray's for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest Wounds scars of war. Douglas Macarthur
For the veteran, thank you for bravely doing what you're called to do so we can safely do what we're free to do. Unkown
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell
Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them. Napoleon Bonaparte
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
When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? Michel de Montaigne
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
America's Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world. John Doolittle
Old soldiers never die; they just fade away. Douglas Macarthur
We owe our World War II veterans - and all our veterans - a debt we can never fully repay. Doc Hastings
The most persistent sound, which reverberates through men's history, is the beating of war drums. Arthur Koestler
Damn the wars but bless the soldier. T.L. Moffitt
You'd have to go a long way to find someone who was more proud and grateful for what our veterans have done for all of us. Jim Davis
Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don't know how far we can go. Bernard Malamud
Caring for veterans shouldn't be a partisan issue. It should an American one. Jennifer Granholm
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
In the aftermath, we are because they were. RJ Heller
The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war. Otto von Bismarck
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. Elmer Davis
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom! William Wallace
Freedom is never free. unknown