Memorial Day Quotes – The work week is over and a long weekend is upon us, StyleCravers.  It’s time to roll out the barbecue, invite over the friends and family, and dust off that American flag in your closet.  While this may have been an unusually difficult decade for American history, its time to celebrate the future, a new shot at prosperity and true peace between us and our neighbors throughout the world.  To celebrate this Memorial Day weekend, we’ve gathered a series of quotes with which to honor our nation’s past.  Enjoy the long weekend, we’ll be back in full force on Tuesday, May 26th.

Memorial Day Quotes

  • Muhammad: “Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave”
  • Arthur Ashe: “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.”
  • Bergen Evans: “Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.”
  • Martin Luther: “Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.”
  • Norman Schwarzkopf: “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.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte: “Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli: “Nurture your minds with great thoughts, to believe in the heroic makes heroes.”
  • Thucydides: “The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.”
  • G. K. Chesterton: “Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.”

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