Saturday, May 26, 2012

Quotation Saturday ~ Memorial Day

Memorial Day

The stern hand of fate has scourged us to an elevation where we can see the great everlasting things that matter for a nation; the great peaks of honour we had forgotten - duty and patriotism, clad in glittering white; the great pinnacle of sacrifice pointing like a rugged finger to heaven.
~David Lloyd George

With the tears a Land hath shed
Their graves should ever be green.
~Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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

Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
~James Bryce

The hero dead cannot expire:
The dead still play their part.
~Charles Sangster

While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.
 ~John Taylor

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
~William Ewart Gladstone


Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

One must look hard through history to find when a clear understanding of the truth moved anyone to fire the first shot.
~Robert Brault
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
~Attributed to both Golda Meir and Indira Gandhi

Five great enemies to peace inhabit with us: avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride. If those enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
~Francesco Petrarch

There is one armor that the world of men and women, as a world, has never yet put on. The churches have long bungled with its fastenings, but the world has gone unfended, and few have been those in whose hands the mystical sword of the spirit has shone with daily use. This armor, waiting to be worn, is the armor of brotherhood and sacrifice, the world of unselfishness, a conquering sword, with the power, where used, to unite the world in love. And there are none who may not put it on.
~M.A. DeWolfe Howe


The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
~Mother Teresa

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
~Eric Fromm
Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river.
~Malagasy Proverb

Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.
~Mark Overby

Hate leaves ugly scars, love leaves beautiful ones.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren't even there before.
~Mignon McLaughlin

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