Quotes of the Day for 26 May 2003 – Memorial Day
Today is Memorial Day in the US, a day to remember, and give thanks, for the men and women in military service who have lost their lives. You don't have to support every war this country ever fought to appreciate the courage and commitment they showed. This is not just a day for traffic jams, I hope you will take a moment during the day to salute the sacrifice that was made.
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890 - 1969
Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.
- General George Catlett Marshall, 1880 - 1959
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 Norman Schwarzkopf
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
- General Omar Nelson Bradley, 1893 - 1981
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
- Jonathan Kozol
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