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Quotes June 16, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

 
 
Here is a sample of the loving-kindness meditation:
May I be healthy and strong. May I be safe and protected. May I be peaceful and free from mental, emotional, and physical suffering. May I be happy and joyful. May I be patient and understanding. May I be loving, kind, compassionate, and gentle in my ways. May I be courageous in dealing with difficulties, and always meet with success. May I be diligent and committed to my meditation practice, and to helping others along their spiritual path. May my True Nature shine through, and onto all beings I encounter.
Charles A. Francis
 
 
“Bless the daughters who sat carrying the trauma of mothers. Who sat asking for more love and not getting any, carried themselves to light. Bless the daughters who raised themselves.”
Questions for Ada by Ijeoma Umebinyuo
 
 
“Sometimes doing less is more than enough.”
Kris Carr
 
 
“Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
 
 
“The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.”
Thich Nhat Nanh
 
 
“Follow your bliss and let the magic of life happen.”
Janelle Jalbert
 
 
“Bliss is doing that which fulfills you. Action that touches you deeply and fully. Bliss is active. Bliss is…following your dreams, desires, or heart.”
Angie Karan
 
 
“Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.”
Eckhart Tolle
 
 
“Do it with passion or not at all.”
Rosa Couchette Carey
 
 
“Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.”
Unknown
 
 
But I can’t do any good in this world if I’m a walking, ticking time bomb, ever-ready to scatter the shrapnel of my misdirected emotions.
Lori Deschene,Tiny Buddha

Quotes June 15, 2019

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin

 
 
“Sheltered and isolated by the water that is at the same time an open possibility.”
Tove Jansson, “The Island,” The Paris Review
 
 
“The greatest of all human delusions is that there is a tangible goal, and not just direction towards an ideal aim. The idea that a goal can be attained perpetually frustrates human beings, who are disappointed at never getting there, never being able to stop.”
Stephen Spender, World Within World
 
 
“How strange painting is, it delights us with representations of objects that are not pleasing in themselves!”
Eugene Delacroix, The Journal of Eugene Delacroix
 
 
“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
 
 
“The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.”
Samuel Johnson, Selected Writings
 
 
“Out of date, perhaps, but who wasn’t these days? Out of date, but loyal to his own time. At a certain moment, after all, every man chooses: will he go forward, will he go back? There was nothing dishonorable in not being blown about by every little modern wind. Better to have worth, to entrench, to be an oak of one’s own generation.”
John Le Carre, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
 
 
“We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.”
Dag Hammarskjold, Markings
 
 
“And the eighth and ninth, the tenth, eleventh, twelfth trips? What have they to do with me, the gastronomical me? What sea changes were there, to make me richer, stranger? I grew older with each one, like every other wanderer. My hungers altered: I knew better what and how to eat, just as I knew better how I loved other people, and even why.”
M.F.K. Fisher, The Gastronomical Me
 
 
“Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.”
W.H. Sheldon
 
 
“The sacrifice of pleasures is of course itself a pleasure.”
Muriel Spark, Loitering With Intent
 
 
“I sometimes think how much the shaping of a destiny and the binding of a couple together depend on successful meetings and the avoidance of snares. A door which one thought was closed, a watch that is slow, a false step, a traffic jam, a sleeping car available…and your fate is settled…We walk across a cemetery of happiness missed for lack of a word, a gesture, an airy bubble; and how many people, meant for each other, have passed each other by in the fog?”
Maurice Goudeket, Close to Colette: An Intimate Portrait of a Woman of Genius
 
 
“In the shapeliness of a life, habit plays its sovereign role.”
Mary Oliver, “Habits, Differences, and the Light That Abides,” Long Life
 
 
“Years later I figured out why he [Ivan Karp] was such a successful art dealer–this may sound strange, but I believe it was because art was his second love. He seemed to love literature more, and he put the serious side of his nature into that…Some people are even better at their second love than their first, maybe because when they care too much, it freezes them, but knowing there’s something they’d rather be doing gives them a certain freedom.”
Andy Warhol, POPism
 
 
“A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.”
George Eliot, Daniel Deronda
 
 
“Perhaps it is only in childhood that books have any deep influence on our lives. In later life we admire, we are entertained, we may modify some views we already hold, but we are more likely to find in books merely a confirmation of what is in our minds already…What do we ever get nowadays from reading to equal the excitement and the revelation in those first fourteen years?”
Graham Greene, The Lost Childhood
 
 
“Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.”
George Santayana
 
 
“I suppose every one has a mental picture of the days of the week, some seeing them as a circle, some as an endless line…Mine is a wavy line proceeding to infinity, dipping to Wednesday which is the colour of old silver dark with polishing and rising again to a pale gold Sunday.”
Angela Thirkell, Three Houses
 
 
“Fundamental happiness depends more than anything else upon what may be called a friendly interest in persons and things.”
Bertrand Russell
 
 
“With what pleasure do we look upon a family, through the whole of which reign mutual love and esteem, where the parents and children are companions for one another, without any other difference than what is made by respectful affection on the one side, and kind indulgence on the other, . . .”
Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Quotes June 14, 2019

Military deployments have never been something to enjoy, but the consequence of the actions, the shared nature of the sacrifices, and the nobility of the cause are invigorating. To be clear, I’m not talking about the killing and the death; rather, the sense of purpose that pervades every action, reaction, and outcome.
Pete Hegseth
 
 
 
 
I believe there should be no arbitrary date set for withdrawal and yet no permanent, unending deployment. No cut and run, yet measured progress in helping a people who want to be free without an illusion of overnight success.
Rick Renzi
 
 
 
 
My father served 26 years in the Air Force as a pilot and a pioneer in our missile programs. I learned early about the sacrifices a family makes when a member is repeatedly deployed, and also the fulfillment that comes from serving our country. My brother, my son and I all became Marines.
Jim Webb
 
 
 
 
I think the most rewarding thing is going over and being deployed and having done meaningful things. Tim Kennedy
 
 
 
 
Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean i’ll miss you until we meet again!
Anonymous

Quotes June 13, 2019

Courtesy of A Joke A Day

“Excuse me,” a young fellow said to an older man, “I’ve just moved here and I wonder if this town has any criminal lawyers?”

“Well,” replied the older man, “I have lived here all my life and all I can tell you is we are pretty sure we do, but no one has been able to prove it yet.”
 
 
There once was a funeral for a woman who had often screamed at her husband, drove her kids half nuts, scrapped with the neighbors at the slightest opportunity, and even made their cat and dog crazy with her explosive temper.

As the casket was lowered into the grave, a violent thunderstorm broke, and the pastor’s benediction was drowned out by a blinding flash of lightning, followed by terrific thunder.

“Well, at least we know she got there all right,” commented her husband.
Submitted by HENNE
 
 
 
 
A husband comes in from the garage. His wife asks, “What’s wrong?”

He replies, “I lost something. I thought I had put it somewhere safe in the garage.”

“How many safe places are there in the garage?” she asks.

“Clearly one more than I can remember.”
Submitted by wadejagz
 
 
 
 
An 8 year old girl went to the office with her father on ‘Take your kid to work Day’.

As they walked round the office she started crying and getting cranky.

Her father asked what was wrong.

As the staff gathered round she sobbed loudly, “Daddy, where are all the clowns you said you worked with?”
Submitted by chocco
 
 
 
 
Dad was angry when he saw that his son scored a zero in math.

“Son, can you explain this to me?”

“Well dad, the teacher didn’t have any stars left to give me, so she gave me a moon!”
Submitted by RS
 
 
 
 
Me: I taught my dog to play chess.

Friend: He must be very smart?

Me: Not really, I beat him two games out of three!
Submitted by Klein
 
 
 
 
My daughter wants the new iPhone for her birthday.

I told her she will if she gets good grades, does her chores and follows the house rules.

Otherwise, she will get a cheaper phone because…

It’s my way or the Huawei…
Submitted by Gegg Smith
 
 
 
 
After months of searching, Pat found a job in electrical engineering. Pat traveled to various locales to analyze and fix problems with his company’s equipment. Yet it frustrated him that his employer gave him little training.

One day Pat heard about some training classes coming up and asked his boss if he might attend.

“For sure,” his boss said. “I was already planning on sending you.”

“You were?”

“Oh yes, who do you think is going to be teaching it?”
Submitted by pinkgalaxy3
 
 
 
 
During her physical examination, a doctor asked a retired woman about her physical activity level. The woman said she spent 3 days a week, every week, in the outdoors.

“Well, yesterday afternoon was typical; I took a five hour walk about 7 miles through some pretty rough terrain. I waded along the edge of a lake. I pushed my way through 2 miles of brambles. I got sand in my shoes and my eyes. I barely avoided stepping on a snake. I climbed several rocky hills. I went to the bathroom behind some big trees. I ran away from an irate mother bear and then ran away from one angry bull elk. The mental stress of it all left me shattered, so I drank a scotch and three glasses of wine.”

Amazed by the story, the doctor said, “You must be one heck of an outdoor woman!”

“No,” the woman replied, “I’m just a really bad golfer!”
Submitted by mcdanijt
 
 
 
 
Husband stepping out of the shower, “Honey, I think I’m losing weight finally!”

Wife replies, “Why’s that?”

“My towel’s fitting a lot looser!”
Submitted by Marko

Quotes June 12, 2019

Courtesy of Leon at Life Hack

Tоdау, I аm brіmmіng wіth еnеrgу and overflowing with jоу.
 
 
I аm thе аrсhіtесt оf mу lіfе; I buіld іtѕ fоundаtіоn аnd сhооѕе іtѕ соntеntѕ.
 
 
I forgive those who hаvе hаrmеd mе іn mу раѕt аnd реасеfullу dеtасh frоm thеm.
 
 
Today, I аbаndоn mу оld hаbіtѕ аnd take up nеw роѕіtіvе оnеѕ.
 
 
Mу аbіlіtу tо соnquеr mу сhаllеngеѕ іѕ lіmіtlеѕѕ; mу роtеntіаl tо succeed іѕ іnfіnіtе.
 
 
Florence Scovel Shinn, author of the classic self-help book “The Game of Life and How to Play It.”

Florence Scovel Shinn (September 24, 1871 in Camden, New Jersey – October 17, 1940) was an American artist and book illustrator who became a New Thought spiritual teacher and metaphysical writer in her middle years.[1][2] In New Thought circles, she is best known for her first book, The Game of Life and How to Play It (1925).

Shinn expressed her philosophy as:

The invisible forces are ever working for man who is always ‘pulling the strings’ himself, though he does not know it. Owing to the vibratory power of words, whatever man voices, he begins to attract.

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The Game of Life and How to Play It, published in 1925, teaches the philosophies of its author, Florence Scovel Shinn. The book holds that ignorance of, or carelessness with the application of various ‘Laws of Metaphysics’ (see below) can bring about undesirable life events.

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Quotes June 11, 2019

Courtesy of Claudia Hall Christian Everyday Kindness


 
 

This science is clear — we all start out as assholes. Some people never develop beyond this point. Face it — that may be you. Be kind to the assholes of the world –even when they are yourself.
 
 
Found yourself in the middle of those assholes? All you have to do is be kind. That’s all.

Quotes June 10, 2019

Courtesy of Henrik Edberg

“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.”
– Richard Whately

“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”
– Dale Carnegie

“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”
– Olin Miller

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.”
– Mark Twain

“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”
– David Allen

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”
– Epictetus

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Think of many things; do one.”
– Portuguese proverb

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. “
– Alexander Graham Bell

“Focused, productive, successful mornings generate focused, productive, successful days—which inevitably create a successful life.”
– Hal Elrod

“He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.”
– Victor Hugo

“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

“If you want to get your work done 50% faster in a given day, meditate for 20 minutes in the morning.”
– Tim Ferriss

“Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
– Peter Drucker

“Great acts are made up of small deeds.”
– Lao Tzu

“The only thing worse than starting something and failing … is not starting something.”
– Seth Godin

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.”
– David Allen

“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
– Karen Lamb

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
– Harriet Beecher Stowe

“It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.”
– Colin Powell

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Morning not only forgives, it forgets.”
– Marty Rubin

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
– Robert H. Schuller

“If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up.”
– Les Brown

”Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
– Richard Branson

“A man may fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.”
– John Burroughs

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”
– Maya Angelou

“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.”
– John Steinbeck

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
– Marcus Aurelius

“When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”
– John F. Kennedy

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of a greater or equal benefit.”
– Napoleon Hill

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.”
– George Bernard Shaw

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly.
So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”
– Flavia Weedn

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
– Anaïs Nin

“Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.”
– Drew Barrymore

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
– Winston Churchill

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
– Kahlil Gibran

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
– Albert Camus

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.”
– Larry King

“As we arise each morning, let us determine to respond with love and kindness to whatever might come our way.”
– Thomas S. Monson

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”
– Khalil Gibran

“How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.”
– Shel Silverstein

“A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.”
– Arnold H. Glasgow

“Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness. “
– Leo F. Buscaglia

“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.”
– Zig Ziglar

“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.”
– Anthony Robbins

“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.”
– Maxwell Maltz

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”
– Bernard Meltzer

“The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.”
– Dale Carnegie

“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
– Rumi

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
– Oprah Winfrey

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
– Buddha

“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.”
– Andrew Matthews

“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.”
– William James

“I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.”
— Kristen Neff

“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”
— Wayne Dyer

Quotes June 09, 2019

“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust. Their courage nerves a thousand living men.”
Minot J. Savage

Quotes June 08, 2019

Courtesy of JokeADay

Why didn’t the frog sit on the toadstool?

Because there wasn’t mushroom.
Submitted by Harry Finkelstein
 
 
 
 
“What does your mother do for a headache?”

“She sends me out to play.”
Submitted by D-Gellybean
 
 
 
 
“If you had one dollar and you asked your father for another, how many dollars would you have?”

“One dollar.”

“You don’t know your arithmetic.”

“You don’t know my father!”
 
 
 
 
A man was on a long walk in the country. He became thirsty so decided to stop at a little cottage and ask for something to drink. The lady of the house invited him in and served him a bowl of soup by the fire.

There was a baby pig running around the kitchen, running up to the visitor and giving him a great deal of attention. The visitor commented that he had never seen a pig this friendly.

The housewife replied, “Ah, he’s not that friendly. That’s his bowl you’re using.”
Submitted by HENNE
 
 
 
 
I recently ran into an old student of mine, who said, “I always liked you. You never had favorites.”

“Why thank you,” I replied.

Then he concluded with, “You were mean to everyone.”
Submitted by ERS
 
 
 
 
While on vacation in Spain with my wife, I I started to feel funny. I had some pain in my chest and felt short of breath. I chalked it up to the long day we had just had, but I continued to feel worse. As we got out of the taxi and walked into the hotel, I collapsed.

It became apparent to my wife and I that I was having a heart attack. I thought for sure I would die because the nearest hospital was 1/2 hour away. Suddenly from the back room came a woman wielding defibrillators. She shouted to the other staff to help and they ripped off my shirt and restarted my heart right there in the hotel.

The ambulance arrived 20 minutes later, but thanks to this amazing woman my life had been saved. I spent the night in the hospital but I got out around noon the next day. I went back to the hotel to thank this woman.

I said, “I’m amazed that a hotel this small has a full time doctor as skilled as yourself!”

She replied, “No one expects the Spanish Inn physician.”
Submitted by barber7796
 
 
 
 
It was at a miniature golf course on a brutally hot day when I saw a father with 3 kids.

“Who’s winning?” I asked cheerfully.

“I am,” said one.

“No, I am,” said another.

“No,” the father said. “Their mother is!”
Submitted by wadejagz
 
 
 
 
Two windmills are in a field. One asks, “What kind of music do you like?”

The other one says, “Well, I’m a big metal fan.”
Submitted by Gegg Smith

Quotes June 07, 2019

This will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave.
Elmer Davis
 
 
 
 
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.
Any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.
John F. Kennedy
 
 
 
 
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
Minot J. Savage
 
 
 
 
If there is not the war, you don’t get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don’t get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
Theodore Roosevelt
 
 
 
 
Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.
Colonel David Hackworth
 
 
 
 
From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.
Thomas Jefferson
 
 
 
 
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
George Washington
 
 
 
 
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
 
 
 
 
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
Thomas Paine
 
 
 
 
America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels.
Claudia Pemberton
 
 
 
 
War is the greatest evil Satan has invented to corrupt our hearts and souls. We should honor our soldiers, but we should never honor war.
Dean Hughes
 
 
 
 
A safe army is better than a safe border.
B.R. Ambedkar
 
 
 
 
We live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns.
Aaron Sorkin
 
 
 
 
No man is a man until he has been a soldier.
Louis de Bernières
 
 
 
 
Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.
Malcolm X
 
 
 
 
War is too important to be left to the generals.
Georges Clémenceau
 
 
 
 
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.
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
The military might of a country represents its national strength. Only when it builds up its military might in every way can it develop into a thriving country.
Kim Jong-un
 
 
 
 
We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.
Winston S. Churchill
 
 
 
 
It is a proud privilege to be a soldier – a good soldier … [with] discipline, self-respect, pride in his unit and his country, a high sense of duty and obligation to comrades and to his superiors, and a self-confidence born of demonstrated ability.
George S. Patton Jr.
 
 
 
 
Freedom is never free.
Anonymous