Sunday Quotations: May 29, 2011
Future years will never know the seething hell and the black infernal background, the countless minor scenes and interiors of the secession war; and it is best they should not. The real war will never get in the books. — Walt Whitman
The story of America’s quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots. — Randy Vader
Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt. — Bergen Evans
Soldier, rest! Thy warfare o’er,
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,
Dream of battled fields no more.
Days of danger, nights of waking.
— Sir Walter Scott
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. — From a headstone in Ireland
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. — Joseph Campbell
Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. — Daniel Webster