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Veterans quotes by Richard Engel
#1. The dangers of an Afghan collapse are many: Afghan deaths, a loss of American prestige, a loss of NATO prestige, a moral blow to U.S. troops and veterans, a Taliban resurgence, huge setbacks for women, and greater power for Pakistan and Pakistani extremists. #Quote by Richard Engel
Veterans quotes by Tim Weiner
#2. The spectacle of the United States Army chasing the unarmed veterans, their wives, and their children out of the shadow of the Capitol was a scene of American urban combat without parallel since the Civil War. #Quote by Tim Weiner
Veterans quotes by Natsume Sōseki
#3. I realized that it was not Ko-san, now safely ditched for ever, but Ko-san's mother who stood in need of pity and consideration. She must still live on in this hard unpitying world, but he, once he had jumped [in battle], had jumped beyond such things. The case could well have been different, had he never jumped; but he did jump; and that, as they say, is that. Whether this world's weather turns out fine or cloudy no more worries him; but it matters to his mother. It rains, so she sits alone indoors thinking about Ko-san. And now it's fine, so she potters out and meets a friend of Ko-san's. She hangs out the national flag to welcome the returned soliders, but her joy is made querulous with wishing that Ko-san were alive. At the public bath-house, some young girl of marriageable age helps her to carry a bucket of hot water: but her pleasure from that kindness is soured as she thinks if only I had a daughter-in-law like this girl. To live under such conditions is to live in agonies. Had she lost one out of many children, there would be consolation and comfort in the mere fact of the survivors. But when loss halves a family of just one parent and one child, the damage is as irreparable as when a gourd is broken clean across its middle. There's nothing left to hang on to. Like the sergeant's mother, she too had waited for her son's return, counting on shriveled fingers the passing of the days and nights before that special day when she would be able once more to hang on him. But #Quote by Natsume Sōseki
Veterans quotes by John N. Demos
#4. In 1989, Eugene Peniston and Paul Kulkosky used a specific neurofeedback protocol for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They facilitated twilight states of learning by rewarding both alpha and theta. Their protocol has come to be called deep-states training (Robbins, 2000a). Guided visualizations and skin temperature (ST) training were also part of the protocol design. The first landmark study included a small population of Vietnam veterans. Two years later Peniston and Kulkosky studied the effect of neurofeedback training with veterans who had dual diagnoses of alcoholism and PTSD. Both studies had positive outcomes (Peniston & Kulkosky, 1999). They #Quote by John N. Demos
Veterans quotes by Sean Patrick Maloney
#5. Whether it's veterans' disability claims, infrastructure projects, dam safety, or helping our farmers, what I am focused on is being useful for folks in the Hudson Valley. #Quote by Sean Patrick Maloney
Veterans quotes by Tony Parsons
#6. I have this theory about divorce. I have a theory that is never a tragedy for adults and always a tragedy for children. Adults can lose weight, find someone nicer, get their life back. Divorce gives grown-ups a get-out-of-jail-free card. It is the children who pay the price, and pay it for the rest of their lives. But we can't admit that, all us scarred veterans of the divorce court, because it would mean admitting that we have inflicted wounds on our children that they will carry for the rest of their lives. #Quote by Tony Parsons
Veterans quotes by Barack Obama
#7. On Memorial Day we come together as Americans to let these families and veterans know that they are not alone. We give thanks for those who sacrificed everything so that we could be free. And we commit ourselves to upholding the ideals for which so many patriots have fought and died. #Quote by Barack Obama
Veterans quotes by Harlan Coben
#8. Cope had caused office ripples when he first took over as county prosecutor and stunned all by promoting Muse to be his county chief investigator. The job was usually given to a gruff old-timer, always male, who was supposed to show the political appointee through the system. Loren Muse was one of the youngest investigators in the department when he selected her. When asked by the media what criteria he had used to select a young female over more seasoned male veterans, he answered in one word: "Merit." Now here she was, in a room with four of those same passed-by old-timers. "I #Quote by Harlan Coben
Veterans quotes by George H. W. Bush
#9. One of the good things about the way the Gulf War ended in 1991 is, you'd see the Vietnam veterans marching with the Gulf War veterans. #Quote by George H. W. Bush
Veterans quotes by Pete Hegseth
#10. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) has called for an audit of the Pentagon, so that we finally have some transparency and accountability in how DOD spends taxpayer dollars. #Quote by Pete Hegseth
Veterans quotes by John Kennedy Toole
#11. But I knew the way the people in the town thought about things. They always had some time left over from their life to bother about other people and what they did. They thought they had to get together to help other people out, like the time they got together about the woman who let a colored man borrow her car and told her the best place for her was up north with all the other nigger lovers, and the time they got the veterans with overseas wives out. If you were different from anybody in town, you had to get out. That's why everybody was so much alike. The way they talked, what they did, what they liked, what they hated. If somebody got to hate something and he was the right person, everybody had to hate it too, or people began to hate the ones who didn't hate it. They used to tell us in school to think for yourself, but you couldn't do that in the town. You had to think what your father thought all his life, and that was what everybody thought. #Quote by John Kennedy Toole
Veterans quotes by Dan Hurley
#12. I've now interviewed a couple hundred researchers in the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Japan, and China. I visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where I met brain-injured veterans. I went to the San Francisco offices of Lumosity, the biggest online provider of these cognitive games aimed at improving intelligence. And I met twice with the guy who leads the funding in this area at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, or IARPA. It's a government intelligence agency, like DARPA for spies. #Quote by Dan Hurley
Veterans quotes by Sheryl Crow
#13. Once over there [Balkans], I felt extremely patriotic. Here are these people, from 18-year-olds to military veterans, enduring real duress for the cause of peace. I don't ever want to play for a regular audience again, only military folks who are starving for music. #Quote by Sheryl Crow
Veterans quotes by Steve Buyer
#14. Our greatest privilege and responsibility as leaders of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is to provide our veterans with a system that cares for their wounds and ensures that they have an opportunity to succeed. #Quote by Steve Buyer
Veterans quotes by Brene Brown
#15. So much of what we hear today about courage is inflated and empty rhetoric that camouflages personal fears about one's likability, ratings, and ability to maintain a level of comfort and status. We need more people who are willing to demonstrate what it looks like to risk and endure failure, disappointment, and regret - people willing to feel their own hurt instead of working it out on other people, people willing to own their stories, live their values, and keep showing up. I feel so lucky to have spent the past couple of years working with some true badasses, from teachers and parents to CEOs, filmmakers, veterans, human-resource professionals, school counselors, and therapists. We'll explore what they have in common as we move through the book, but here's a teaser: They're curious about the emotional world and they face discomfort straight-on. #Quote by Brene Brown
Veterans quotes by Walter F. Mondale
#16. There will be no veterans of World War III. #Quote by Walter F. Mondale
Veterans quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#17. That was not the biggest battle that ever was, but for me it always typified one thing; the dash, the ingenuity, the readiness at the first opportunity that characterizes the American soldier. #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Veterans quotes by Nick Lampson
#18. But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present. #Quote by Nick Lampson
Veterans quotes by Maya Lin
#19. It was a requirement by the veterans to list the 57,000 names. We're reaching a time that we'll acknowledge the individual in a war on a national level. #Quote by Maya Lin
Veterans quotes by Mel Gibson
#20. They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom! #Quote by Mel Gibson
Veterans quotes by Russ Carnahan
#21. We have a VA hospital back home in St. Louis. Like many of our colleagues, we hear continued concerns about the access and the service. I have seen a statistic that more than 60,000 veterans today are waiting more than 6 months for an appointment at a VA hospital. #Quote by Russ Carnahan
Veterans quotes by Don Yaeger
#22. Jamie Moyer was in his third year as a major league pitcher and was, by his own admission, still wide-eyed, watching everything going on around him and soaking it in. He paid particular attention to older teammates on his Chicago Cubs squad, hoping to emulate habits that had allowed those veterans to extend their careers. #Quote by Don Yaeger
Veterans quotes by David Ayer
#23. I'm a veteran, and I come from a family of veterans and people who served in that war. And the stories that I heard were a hell of a lot different than the movies that I was seeing, so I wanted to make a movie about the people that were really there. #Quote by David Ayer
Veterans quotes by Mary Alice Monroe
#24. This dog had shown more courage than I. This great, powerful, beautiful dog was willing to take a chance on me - a broken, depressed, lonely Marine. #Quote by Mary Alice Monroe
Veterans quotes by Henry Waxman
#25. The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought. #Quote by Henry Waxman
Veterans quotes by Ziad K. Abdelnour
#26. The question is not whether we should or should not regulate; it
is how much should we regulate and who the regulators should
be. We went overboard on deregulation under Reagan. Under
Bush, many people lost in the casino. Now we have the Obama
administration overreacting and overreaching with regulation that
does the exact opposite of wealth creation. If we are to have change
we can believe in, then we could start by replacing the majority
of the lawyers in regulatory agencies with actual experienced, successful
business veterans. They would have recognized the early warning
signs of many of the financial debacles created by the bubble-bust
cycle. #Quote by Ziad K. Abdelnour
Veterans quotes by David Rosenfelt
#27. The Los Angeles parade would begin in Griffith Park, where a large crowd would assemble and the speeches would be given. Every politician of consequence would be there. There was no way they would miss a chance to publicly praise the troops and honor those who had lost their lives in service.
Some of the tributes would be sincere and heartfelt, and some less so. But participating in the event, vowing undying support for the U.S. military, was an absolute must to maintain political viability. It was okay to vote to cut funds for veterans' healthcare, but don't dare miss a chance to jump on the Memorial Day bandwagon. #Quote by David Rosenfelt
Veterans quotes by David Guterson
#28. His cynicism - a veteran's cynicism - was a thing that disturbed him all the time. It seemed to him after the war that the world was thoroughly altered. It was not even a thing you could explain to anybody, why it was that everything was folly. People appeared enormously foolish to him. He understood that they were only animated cavities full of jelly and strings and liquids. He had seen the insides of jaggedly ripped-open dead people. He knew, for instance, what brains looked like spilling out of somebody's head. In the context of this, much of what went on in normal life seemed wholly and disturbingly ridiculous. #Quote by David Guterson
Veterans quotes by Ann Coulter
#29. Like the archers of Agincourt, John O'Neal and the 254 Swiftboat Veterans took down their own haughty Frenchman. #Quote by Ann Coulter
Veterans quotes by David Plouffe
#30. The American people know the economy is too weak. Too many of them are suffering. So the question for Washington is, are we going to continue to play political games and - and - or are we going to say, we can do something right now to create jobs, to put money in the pockets of the middle-class, hire construction workers, teachers, veterans? #Quote by David Plouffe
Veterans quotes by Malcolm Muggeridge
#31. I have never forgotten these visitors, or ceased to marvel at them, at how they have gone on from strength to strength, continuing to lighten our darkness, and to guide, counsel and instruct us; on occasion, momentarily abashed, but always ready to pick themselves up, put on their cardboard helmets, mount Rosinante, and go galloping off on yet another foray on behalf of the down-trodden and oppressed. They are unquestionably one of the wonders of the age, and I shall treasure till I die as a blessed memory the spectacle of them travelling with radiant optimism through a famished countryside, wandering in happy bands about squalid, over-crowded towns, listening with unshakeable faith to the fatuous patter of carefully trained and indoctrinated guides, repeating like schoolchildren a multiplication table, the bogus statistics and mindless slogans endlessly intoned to them. There, I would think, an earnest office-holder in some local branch of the League of Nations Union, there a godly Quaker who once had tea with Gandhi, there an inveigher against the Means Test and the Blasphemy Laws, there a staunch upholder of free speech and human rights, there an indomitable preventer of cruelty to animals; there scarred and worthy veterans of a hundred battles for truth, freedom and justice--all, all chanting the praises of Stalin and his Dictatorship of the Proletariat. It was as though a vegetarian society had come out with a passionate plea for cannibalism, or Hitler had been nominated #Quote by Malcolm Muggeridge
Veterans quotes by Giuseppe Garibaldi
#32. I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me. #Quote by Giuseppe Garibaldi
Veterans quotes by Haruki Murakami
#33. When you see runners in town, it's easy to distinguish beginners from veterans. Their hearts, lost in thought, slowly tick away time. When we pass each other on the road, we listen to the rhythm of each other's breathing, and sense the way the other person is ticking away the moments. Much like two writers perceive each other's diction and style. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Veterans quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#34. Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world. #Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Veterans quotes by Howard Dean
#35. The way to balance the budget is for Congress to cut Social Security, move the retirement age to 70, cut defense, Medicare and veterans pensions, while the states cut almost everything else. It would be tough but we could do it. #Quote by Howard Dean
Veterans quotes by Vernita Naylor
#36. As a business owner don't think your limitations, think business; it's all about business. #Quote by Vernita Naylor
Veterans quotes by David Chrisinger
#37. It was at that point that I started probing them about what they wanted from America. Here's what they told me: "We want our kids to go out and play. We want them to go out and play and not feel like they're going to get hurt. I want my kid to not be on the computer all day long. I want him to go outside and play. I want him to not be on computer games. I want my kids to go to school. I want my wife to be happy. I want..."
"That's what we cant back home," I said.
"Why would it be so different?" he said. Why would you think that what I want in my quality of life is so vastly different from yours? #Quote by David Chrisinger
Veterans quotes by Melania Trump
#38. I cannot, or will not, take the freedoms this country offers for granted. But these freedoms have come with a price so many times. The sacrifices made by our veterans are reminders to us of this. #Quote by Melania Trump
Veterans quotes by Jerry Falwell
#39. Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions. #Quote by Jerry Falwell
Veterans quotes by Sebastian Junger
#40. In many countries, antisocial behavior is known to decline during wartime. New York's suicide rate dropped by around 20 percent in the six months following the attacks, the murder rate dropped by 40 percent, and pharmacists saw no increase in the number of first-time patients filling prescriptions for antianxiety and antidepressant medication. Furthermore, veterans who were being treated for PTSD at the VA experienced a significant drop in their symptoms in the months after the September 11 attacks. One #Quote by Sebastian Junger
Veterans quotes by Dmitry Dyatlov
#41. So I saw someone with one of those "home of the free because of the brave" shirts a few days ago. I almost laughed. I tried not to because of the upcoming Veterans day… I guess. Home of the Slaves because of the cowards, I think would be more appropriate. Look at these American wars. Vietnam… Iraq… is that really the "brave" thing to do? Beating up on little countries cuz u'r trying to look brave huh? Cowards. And then they tell me to go work at Kroger? Are you insane? Don't you know my fucking SAT score, you dumb fuck? Why don't you go and invade Croatia or something instead. Idiots. #Quote by Dmitry Dyatlov
Veterans quotes by Michael Mullen
#42. If you listen closely to the voices of our veterans, you understand that yes, they all returned from war changed, but what never changed is this: They never forgot your generosity. They never forgot the power of opportunity. They never forgot the American dream. #Quote by Michael Mullen
Veterans quotes by Joe Heck
#43. Last month, the House of Representatives passed the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act, which would provide training and assistance to unemployed veterans, and break down bureaucratic barriers preventing them from finding work. It's smart legislation that members of both parties support, and I'm pleased the Senate passed it. #Quote by Joe Heck
Veterans quotes by John McCrae
#44. The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below #Quote by John McCrae
Veterans quotes by Jan Karon
#45. In World War One, they called it shell shock. Second time around, they called it battle fatigue. After 'Nam, it was post-traumatic stress disorder. #Quote by Jan Karon
Veterans quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte
#46. Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them. #Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
Veterans quotes by Hank Bracker
#47. As a nation we must understand that the future of our country depends on education. It has to be right up front and cannot be an afterthought. It is so important that it has to be available for everyone, not just available to those that can afford it. Our country never fared better than when the GI Bill paid for the education of our veterans. I'm not necessarily advocating a free lunch; however it should be affordable for everyone! For politicians to start handing out vouchers is just a gimmick that shifts funding from Public Schools to Charter Schools. The first thing that should be considered is "Equal Opportunity for All!" I recognize that not everyone is academically gifted or inspired to seek a degree, so a Vocational Technical education may be a viable option for some. #Quote by Hank Bracker
Veterans quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte
#48. It is not that addresses at the opening of a battle make the soldiers brave. The old veterans scarcely hear them, and recruits forget them at the first boom of the cannon. Their usefulness lies in their effect on the course of the campaign, in neutralizing rumors and false reports, in maintaining a good spirit in the camp, and in furnishing matter for camp-fire talk. The printed order of the day should fulfill these different ends. #Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
Veterans quotes by Peter Drucker
#49. The postwar WWII GI Bill of Rights-and the enthusiastic response to it on the part of America's veterans-signaled the shift to the knowledge society. Future historians may consider it the most important event of the twentieth century. We are clearly in the midst of this transformation; indeed, if history is any guide, it will not be completed until 2010 or 2020. But already it has changed the political, economic and moral landscape of the world. #Quote by Peter Drucker
Veterans quotes by Eric Shinseki
#50. I do engage veterans. I meet with the veterans' service organizations monthly. It's a direct, no-holds-barred discussion. I travel to their conventions, where I speak to the veterans membership. I do travel. I've been to all 50 states. When I do, I engage veterans locally. So I get direct feedback from those veterans. #Quote by Eric Shinseki
Veterans quotes by Tom Harkin
#51. While President Bush's tax give-aways for the rich are pushing us further into debt, he compensates by increasing the out-of-pocket costs to our veterans. #Quote by Tom Harkin
Veterans quotes by Ronald Reagan
#52. Because Vietnam was not a declared war, the veterans are not even eligible for the G. I. Bill of Rights with respect to education or anything. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Veterans quotes by Jeff Miller
#53. The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude. #Quote by Jeff Miller
Veterans quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#54. Armistice Day has become Veterans' Day. Armistice Day was sacred. Veterans' Day is not.
So I will throw Veterans' Day over my shoulder. Armistice Day I will keep. I don't want to throw away any sacred things.
What else is sacred? Oh, Romeo and Juliet, for instance.
And all music is. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Veterans quotes by Dianna Skowera
#55. The desert is an unpredictable place. One day you're sweating, the next you're freezing. One moment the air is damp and cloudy like when the tide is coming in, the next the entire world is orange and dusty. The desert must be a woman. #Quote by Dianna Skowera
Veterans quotes by Judd Gregg
#56. 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. #Quote by Judd Gregg
Veterans quotes by Adam Beach
#57. I have a cousin who is a spiritual advisor for Native veterans in Canada, so I'm very familiar with the history of Natives in the military. And growing up as an American Indian myself, the story of Ira Hayes is one that is often told. #Quote by Adam Beach
Veterans quotes by Gordon Lightfoot
#58. I had lots of friends who were fighting in Vietnam and I am still friends with veterans of the war. #Quote by Gordon Lightfoot
Veterans quotes by Timothy Noah
#59. What the 1990s taught the Clinton veterans was that you could 'triangulate' with a GOP-controlled Congress. #Quote by Timothy Noah
Veterans quotes by Ronald Reagan
#60. I have left orders to be awakened at any time during national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Veterans quotes by Jacqueline Winspear
#61. Shame, isn't it? That we only like our heroes out in the street when they are looking their best and their uniforms are 'spit and polished,' and not when they're showing us the wounds they suffered on our behalf. #Quote by Jacqueline Winspear
Veterans quotes by Taya Kyle
#62. Among the people who asked about them was Bradley Cooper, thanks to Jason, who'd championed Chris and the book. Cooper was already a huge star, one who had a reputation for taking big risks and trying a variety of roles (including one in the TV series Alias the connection I promised earlier).
None of that was important to Chris. If there was a movie, he wanted the actor who portrayed him to be a true American. He couldn't stand actors who would make unpatriotic statements against the war and then turn around and do war films. He'd told Jim he didn't want a hypocrite playing him. I think he would have chosen not to let a movie be done rather than agree to let people proceed with it whom he didn't consider patriotic.
And so for Chris, the most impressive thing about Bradley Cooper was not his acting ability or the enormous research he put into his roles, but the work he'd done helping veterans. He was a supporter of Got Your 6, an organization that helps veterans reintegrate into family life and their communities. He had also done some USO tours. I couldn't imagine a better match.
Still, Chris didn't just say okay. He talked to Bradley before deciding to let him option the book and his life rights.
I remember Chris coming out of his home office after the final conversation. He was smiling; Bradley had a great sense of humor, which was probably the first thing they bonded over.
"How'd it go?" I asked.
"Went good. I told him, 'My only concern with yo #Quote by Taya Kyle
Veterans quotes by Howard Schultz
#63. 55 percent - about 1.4 million veterans among this generation - said they feel disconnected from civilian life in America. #Quote by Howard Schultz
Veterans quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#64. The name of the book was The Big Board. He got a few paragraphs into it, and then he realized that he had read it before - years ago, in the veterans' hospital. It was about an Earthling man and woman who were kidnapped by extra-terrestrials. They were put on display in a zoo on a planet called Zircon-212. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Veterans quotes by Dick Pirozzolo
#65. When I crawled down the rabbit hole into the pivotal event of my life--indeed the pivotal event of my generation--to write "Escape from Saigon - a Novel" I never expected it to be such an emotional journey into a life I left four decades ago. #Quote by Dick Pirozzolo
Veterans quotes by Steve Buyer
#66. Our nation has kept faith with its veterans. Funding for veterans healthcare and benefits is strong, and has increased more than 75 percent in the last decade. #Quote by Steve Buyer
Veterans quotes by Moby
#67. I believe that the role of limited government should be looking after the needs of veterans, the elderly, children and those institutions that improve the quality of life for struggling families - I don't believe that government should bend to serve the needs of subsidized multi-national corporations and entitled billionaires. #Quote by Moby
Veterans quotes by Mara Liasson
#68. Romney still enjoys the Republicans' traditional advantage among voters who are veterans, but the Obama campaign is confident it can chip away at that. #Quote by Mara Liasson
Veterans quotes by Justin Trudeau
#69. Today, we come together to honour the brave Canadians in uniform who have served our country throughout our history. They've built peace. They've defended democracy. And they've enabled countless people to live in freedom – at home and around the world.

Remembrance Day was first held in 1919 on the first anniversary of the armistice agreement that ended the First World War. A century later, our respect and admiration for Canada's fallen and veterans has not wavered. We owe them and their families an immeasurable debt of gratitude. We honour all those who have served, including the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit veterans and current service members.

Today, we pay tribute to our veterans, to those who have been injured in the line of duty, and to all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. They stood for liberty, and sacrificed their future for the future of others. Their selflessness and courage continue to inspire Canadians who serve today.

At 11:00 a.m., I encourage everyone to observe the two minutes of silence in recognition of the brave Canadians who fought for us. Today, we thank our service members, past and present, for all they have done to keep us and people around the world safe. They represent the very best of what it means to be Canadian.

Lest we forget. #Quote by Justin Trudeau
Veterans quotes by Joseph Stiglitz
#70. The Bush administration has been doing everything it can to hide the huge number of returning veterans who are severely wounded - - 17,000 so far including roughly 20 percent with serious brain and head injuries. Even the estimate of $500 billion ignores the lifetime disability and healthcare costs that taxpayers will have to spend for years to come. #Quote by Joseph Stiglitz
Veterans quotes by Lee Child
#71. Veterans and remarkable rookies. International Thriller Writers, Inc. (ITW) cofounder, David #Quote by Lee Child
Veterans quotes by Thomas Perez
#72. Apprenticeships are a particularly effective way to create career pathways with upward mobility and strong earning potential. Because apprentices receive a paycheck, it's a great option for those with families to support, including many veterans. #Quote by Thomas Perez
Veterans quotes by Karl Marlantes
#73. The fog hung thick and heavy as the kids formed into a single line on the south side of Helicopter Hill. Mellas felt as if the clouds above him were slabs of slate. The kids were fatigued and filled with despair at the insanity of it all. Yet they were all checking ammunition, sliding bolts back and forth, preparing to participate in the insanity. It was as if the veterans of the company, succumbing to this insanity, had decided to commit suicide. Mellas, sick with exhaustion, now knew why men threw themselves on hand grenades. #Quote by Karl Marlantes
Veterans quotes by Jonathan Shay
#74. All who hear should understand that no person's suffering can be measured against another person's suffering. It can be extremely damaging if anyone makes comparisons. Combat veterans frequently doubt that they are worthy of treatment, knowing other vets who are worse off now or went through worse than they did. Many survivors of trauma obstruct their own healing by placing themselves in "hierarchies of suffering", usually to their own disadvantage. #Quote by Jonathan Shay
Veterans quotes by Barbara Nickless
#75. We are part of what society can't bear to remember. Because if they really think about it, if they really look at us and realize the cost we've paid to keep them safe. They can't live with the guilt. #Quote by Barbara Nickless
Veterans quotes by Bill Shuster
#76. America's veterans and troops serving abroad today fought hard to preserve our red, white and blue, from the Revolutionary War to today's Global War Against Terrorism, and Congress' action today is appropriate for one of our most sacred symbols. #Quote by Bill Shuster
Veterans quotes by Thomas R. Flagel
#77. Political novice Ulysses S. Grant was the first of six Union veterans to become president, five of whom were born in Ohio. The 23rd Ohio Infantry Regiment alone produced Maj. Gen. Rutherford B. Hayes and Maj. William McKinley. Former Brig. Gen. Benjamin Harrison defeated Grover Cleveland in 1888 partly because #Quote by Thomas R. Flagel
Veterans quotes by Pete Hegseth
#78. At Concerned Veterans for America, we've made the case that the defense budget could be targeted for spending reform, but in a targeted fashion that genuinely changes unsustainable spending trajectories while preserving U.S. defense capacity. #Quote by Pete Hegseth
Veterans quotes by Rudyard Kipling
#79. Akela, the great gray Lone Wolf, who led all the Pack by strength and cunning, lay out at full length on his rock, and below him sat forty or more wolves of every size and color, from badger-colored veterans who could handle a buck alone to young black three-year-olds who thought they could. The #Quote by Rudyard Kipling
Veterans quotes by Laurie Halse Anderson
#80. Killing people is easier than it should be." Dad put on his beret. "Staying alive is harder. #Quote by Laurie Halse Anderson
Veterans quotes by Walter E. Williams
#81. One third of the $15 trillion of mortgages in existence in 2008 are owned, or securitized by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, the Federal Housing and the Veterans Administration. Wall Street buyers of repackaged loans didn't mind buying risky paper because they assumed that they would be guaranteed by the federal government: read bailout from the taxpayers. Today's housing mess can be laid directly at the feet of Congress and the White House. #Quote by Walter E. Williams
Veterans quotes by Plautus
#82. Courage in danger is half the battle. #Quote by Plautus
Veterans quotes by David Jolly
#83. I say we put a choice card in every veteran's hands to say, 'You choose.' You control your health care. If you want to go to the VA, which most veterans like, go to the VA. But if you want to go outside of the system, here's your choice card. You go outside of the system. #Quote by David Jolly
Veterans quotes by Edward Tick
#85. Our concern is the invisible wounding from war. The physical wounds are most visible to our veterans who deserve first concern. But in truth we are all wounded. Grandparents, parents, siblings, children, friends, neighbors, care providers, teachers, taxpayers are all caught in war's long and crushing tentacles. Our entire society reels in pain, exhaustion, despair, and debt. Look closely. All lives are affected and we all need be concerned. #Quote by Edward Tick
Veterans quotes by Mickey Rooney
#86. To those seniors, and especially elderly veterans like myself, I want to tell you this: You are not alone, and you having nothing to be ashamed of. If elder abuse happened to me, it can happen to anyone. I want you to know that you deserve better. #Quote by Mickey Rooney
Veterans quotes by Sebastian Junger
#87. The much-discussed estimate of twenty-two vets a day committing suicide in the United States is deceptive: it was only in 2008 that - for the first time in decades- the suicide rate among veterans surpassed the civilian rate in America, and though each death is enormously tragic, the majority of those veterans were over the age of fifty. Many were Vietnam vets and, generally speaking, the more time that passes after a trauma, the less likely a suicide is to have anything to do with it. #Quote by Sebastian Junger
Veterans quotes by Laura Beil
#88. Clinics are clogged with too many veterans who don't need to be there, siphoning resources from those, like Eddie, who do. #Quote by Laura Beil
Veterans quotes by Dale Carnegie
#89. Napoleon was criticized for giving "toys" to war-hardened veterans, and Napoleon replied, "Men are ruled by toys. #Quote by Dale Carnegie
Veterans quotes by Robert M. Pirsig
#90. On an air-cooled engine like this, extreme overheating can cause a "seizure". This machine has had fact, three of them. I took this machine into a shop because I thought it wasn't important enough to justify getting into myself, having to learn all the complicated details.

The shop was a different scene from the ones I remembered. The mechanics, who had once all seemed like ancient veterans, now looked like children. A radio was going full blast and they were clowning around and talking and seemed not to notice me. They sat down to do a job and they performed it like chimpanzees. Nothing personal in it.

The radio was a clue. You can't really think hard about what you're doing and listen to the radio at the same time.

But the biggest clue seemed to be their expressions. They were hard to explain. Good-natured, friendly, easygoing - and uninvolved. They were like spectators.

I found the cause of the seizures a few weeks later, waiting to happen again. It was a little twenty-five-cent pin in the internal oil-delivery system that had been sheared and was preventing oil from reaching the head at high speeds.

On this trip I think we should notice it, explore it a little, to see if in that strange separation of what man is from what man does we may have some clues as to what the hell has gone wrong in this twentieth century. I don't want to hurry it. That itself is a poisonous twentieth-century attitude. When you wan #Quote by Robert M. Pirsig
Veterans quotes by Bernie Sanders
#91. Secretary [Hillary ] Clinton is absolutely right, there are people, Koch brothers among others, who have a group called Concerned Veterans of America, funded by the Koch brothers. The Koch brothers, by the way, want to destroy Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, every governmental program passed since the 1930s. Yes, there are people out there who want to privatize it. #Quote by Bernie Sanders
Veterans quotes by Zach Wamp
#92. We've got to continue to find ways to honor our 25 million veterans that have served our country with such honor and distinction. #Quote by Zach Wamp
Veterans quotes by Vladimir Nabokov
#93. I think bourgeois fathers – wing-collar workers in pencil-striped pants, dignified, office-tied fathers, so different from young American veterans of today or from a happy, jobless Russian-born expatriate of fifteen years ago – will not understand my attitude toward our child. Whenever you held him up, replete with his warm formula and grave as an idol, and waited for the postlactic all-clear signal before making a horizontal baby of the vertical one, I used to take part both in your wait and in the tightness of his surfeit, which I exaggerated, therefore rather resenting your cheerful faith in the speedy dissipation of what I felt to be a painful oppression; and when, at last, the blunt little bubble did rise and burst in his solemn mouth, I used to experience a lovely relief as you, with a congratulatory murmur, bent low to deposit him in the white-rimmed twilight of his crib. #Quote by Vladimir Nabokov
Veterans quotes by Robert E.Lee
#94. We all thought Richmond, protected as it was by our splendid fortifications and defended by our army of veterans, could not be taken. Yet Grant turned his face to our Capital, and never turned it away until we had surrendered. Now, I have carefully searched the military records of both ancient and modern history, and have never found Grant's superior as a general. I doubt that his superior can be found in all history. #Quote by Robert E.Lee
Veterans quotes by Lanny Starr
#95. I looked at the two enemy prisoners. They were on their stomachs, face down and shaking like everything. I can only imagine the fear they must have felt in their hearts. Thank God we had air superiority on the battlefield. #Quote by Lanny Starr
Veterans quotes by Thomas Dunn English
#96. But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye. #Quote by Thomas Dunn English
Veterans quotes by Tucker Elliot
#97. It was radicals like you and your father that hijacked your faith, hijacked a few planes, and made thousands of children orphans in a single day. You pretend my country beats you because you are poor, but you ignore that it was people of your faith that made this war. People like your father made this war. People like your father called for jihad. Well now you got it. You don't like it? Tell the Imam that his ignorance made his people poor. You don't understand Americans at all. We don't beat you because you're poor. You pissed us off. We'd beat your ass rich or poor. #Quote by Tucker Elliot
Veterans quotes by Charles Brandt
#98. Hoffa and his Strawberry Boys' victory in 1932 was a rare labor victory in those days. In that same year a group of World War I veterans and their plight came to symbolize the powerlessness of the working man in the Depression. In 1932 thousands of veterans, tired of broken promises, marched on Washington and refused to leave the Mall until their promised bonuses, not due until 1945, were granted by Congress now when they needed them most. #Quote by Charles Brandt
Veterans quotes by Edward Abbey
#99. There never was a good war or a bad revolution. #Quote by Edward Abbey
Veterans quotes by John Hoeven
#100. From the world wars of Europe to the jungles of the Far East, from the deserts of the Middle East to the African continent, and even here in our own hemisphere, our veterans have made the world a better place and America the great country we are today. #Quote by John Hoeven
Veterans quotes by J.M. Gillespie
#101. You don't get a purple heart for being mentally shot. #Quote by J.M. Gillespie
Veterans quotes by Corrine Brown
#102. Veterans continue to get the short end of the stick when it comes to this administration. #Quote by Corrine Brown
Veterans quotes by Dan Lipinski
#103. Our Nation must provide sufficient access to healthcare, adequate benefits, and the supplemental resources our veterans were promised and so dearly need. We owe our heroes no less. #Quote by Dan Lipinski
Veterans quotes by Ann Rule
#104. Dr. Benjamin Spock, who worked in a veterans' hospital dealing with emotional illnesses during World War II, commented at the time that there was a pronounced cross-sex problem in dealing with psychopathic personalities. The male psychopaths had no difficulty in bewitching female staff members, while the male staff picked up on them rapidly. The female psychopaths could fool the male staff but not the women. #Quote by Ann Rule
Veterans quotes by Miguel Cabrera
#105. Forget the veterans. They havent told me anything, and they better not come tell me anything, either. #Quote by Miguel Cabrera
Veterans quotes by Bill Shuster
#106. Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called. #Quote by Bill Shuster
Veterans quotes by Michael Anthony
#107. Gunner shook his head; he wasn't in the mood. He stared down at his bottle as he spoke. "Yeah, and what if I do go after it and what if I find no one, and I'm alone for the next sixty years? What then? Huh? Friends and family will get married. I'll be stuck buying gifts. Years pass: children, birthday parties. At dinner parties, I'll be odd man out, forcing people to arrange five chairs around a table instead of four or six. Or, okay, let's say maybe twenty years down the line I meet someone nice and I've already given up on ever finding true love. Let's say the girl is a few pounds overweight, has fizzy hair and an annoying laugh, but at this point, I'm also a few pounds overweight and my hair is thinning and my laughter is annoying. Maybe then the two of us get married, and both our groups of friends will say, 'See I told you that you'd find true love. It just took a while.' And we'll smile, but we'll both know it's a lie-- #Quote by Michael Anthony
Veterans quotes by Luis Carlos Montalvan
#108. A few days later, Tuesday quietly crossed our apartment as I read a book and, after a nudge against my arm, put his head on my lap. As always, I immediately checked my mental state, trying to assess what was wrong. I knew a change in my biorhythms had brought Tuesday over, because he was always monitoring me, but I couldn't figure out what it was. Breathing? Okay. Pulse? Normal. Was I glazed or distracted? Was I lost in Iraq? Was a dark period descending? I didn't think so, but I knew something must be wrong, and I was starting to worry ... until I looked into Tuesday's eyes. They were staring at me softly from under those big eyebrows, and there was nothing in them but love. #Quote by Luis Carlos Montalvan
Veterans quotes by Herzel Frenkel
#109. Headquarters must never find out about this hellish embarrassment. We must do on our own, without any help from the navy. You and I, Grisha, we must stick together on this one. You're all I've got, Grisha, you're all I have." Grisha sat down slowly on the firm couch. He and the Captain had gone many, many miles together, since the early days of Soviet subs, through this cold war and a few hot ones. They were among the last remnants of the Second World War veterans left in the Soviet Navy. He was always sure they would serve together until the end. He had never envisioned such an end. I must not let it happen, he thought and looked up to his Captain. "Don't worry, Valerie," he said, calling the Captain by name, as he had always called him when they were by themselves with a bottle of Cognac. "We've seen much worse and lived to drink about it. We shall make it this time, too. We haven't lost this battle yet." His calm demeanor reassured #Quote by Herzel Frenkel
Veterans quotes by Stanley Victor Paskavich
#110. PTSD in its rawest form is a death sentence which causes many veterans and others to execute themselves in hope to be free. #Quote by Stanley Victor Paskavich
Veterans quotes by Charles B. Rangel
#111. Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day. #Quote by Charles B. Rangel
Veterans quotes by Michael Hastings
#112. The general's staff is a handpicked collection of killers, spies, geniuses, patriots, political operators and outright maniacs. There's a former head of British Special Forces, two Navy Seals, an Afghan Special Forces commando, a lawyer, two fighter pilots and at least two dozen combat veterans and counterinsurgency experts. They jokingly refer to themselves as Team America, taking the name from the South Park-esque sendup of military cluelessness, and they pride themselves on their can-do attitude and their disdain for authority. #Quote by Michael Hastings
Veterans quotes by Vladislav Tamarov
#113. By 1989, the total number of Vietnam veterans who had died in violent accidents or by suicide after the war exceeded the total number of American soldiers who died during the war. #Quote by Vladislav Tamarov
Veterans quotes by Michael Mullen
#114. To the Cold War veterans here, know that your steadfast efforts preserved a delicate balance, and, because of you, the global war that many feared never came to pass. We are thankful for you, as we are for all the veterans here with us. #Quote by Michael Mullen
Veterans quotes by Hiromu Arakawa
#115. In researching this volume, I interviewed veterans who had been at the front during World War II. I read countless books, examined film footage, and listened to many detailed and intense stories firsthand, but the one comment that affected me the most came from a former soldier who lowered his gaze to the tabletop and said, 'I never watch war movies. #Quote by Hiromu Arakawa
Veterans quotes by Laura Hillenbrand
#116. Finally, I wish to remember the millions of Allied servicemen and prisoners of war who lived the story of the Second World War. Many of these men never came home; many others returned bearing emotional and physical scars that would stay with them for the rest of their lives. I come away from this book with the deepest appreciation for what these men endured, and what they scarified, for the good of humanity. It is to them that this book {Unbroken} is dedicated, #Quote by Laura Hillenbrand
Veterans quotes by Kirsten Gillibrand
#117. We must do everything we can to help our service members and veterans transition into civilian life once they return home, and that means preparing them for the tough job market. #Quote by Kirsten Gillibrand
Veterans quotes by Brad Henry
#118. Oklahomans value our children and our seniors. Oklahomans value traditions of faith. Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans. Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts. #Quote by Brad Henry
Veterans quotes by Jackie Walorski
#119. I hear daily from Hoosier veterans who are forced to wait months on end for their disability claims to be processed. Unfortunately, this is typical. #Quote by Jackie Walorski
Veterans quotes by Cliff Stearns
#120. Although AmeriCorps is making a difference among its participants and the people they serve, we must address homelessness and the need for job training among our veterans. #Quote by Cliff Stearns
Veterans quotes by David Cross
#121. If you want to reinstate the 14.4 billion dollars that Bush cut out of the veterans program then vote democrat. #Quote by David Cross
Veterans quotes by Patrick Cleburne
#122. Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the War; will be impressed by all the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as fit subjects for derision. #Quote by Patrick Cleburne
Veterans quotes by Bob Hope
#123. I was there. I saw your sons and your husbands, your brothers and your sweethearts. I saw how they worked, played, fought, and lived. I saw some of them die. I saw more courage, more good humor in the face of discomfort, more love in an era of hate and more devotion to duty than could exist under tyranny. #Quote by Bob Hope
Veterans quotes by Nick Pope
#124. something: scenario x is responded to by action y. Everyone learns it and then practices it until responses are almost instinctive. It's all part of the "train hard, fight easy" philosophy that's central to military life - though veterans of the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan smile #Quote by Nick Pope
Veterans quotes by Curtis White
#125. Most Americans are aware of the brutality and injustice used to maintain the excesses of their selfish consumer society and empire. Yet I suspect ... they do not care. They don't want to see what is done in their name. They do not want to look at the rows of flag-draped coffins, the horribly maimed bodies and faces of veterans, or the human suffering in the blighted and deserted former manufacturing centers. It is too upsetting. Government and corporate censorship is therefore welcomed and appreciated. #Quote by Curtis White
Veterans quotes by Doc Hastings
#126. The need for this clinic is clear to me, to the veterans who are currently forced to travel hours to receive care, and even to the Veterans Administration that itself identified creation of a clinic in this part of our state as a priority to be completed by 2006. #Quote by Doc Hastings
Veterans quotes by Gary Sinise
#127. The University of Southern California has a wonderful social work department, and I was thrilled to find out that they have a whole veterans' initiative program there. They approached me, and I set up a scholarship that would go to a military-oriented person to learn techniques and skills to better help veterans. #Quote by Gary Sinise
Veterans quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#128. In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans' organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose. #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Veterans quotes by Oliver Hazard Perry
#129. We have met the enemy and they are ours. #Quote by Oliver Hazard Perry
Veterans quotes by Robert Lorenz
#130. Every actor's different. It seems to me the older veterans, they don't need to hear as much. But younger actors need a little more feedback, a little more assurance, and that's fine. #Quote by Robert Lorenz
Veterans quotes by Laura Hillenbrand
#131. It remains a mystery why these three young men, veterans of the same training and the same crash, differed so radically in their perceptions of their plight. Maybe the difference was biological; some men may be wired for optimism, others for doubt. As a toddler, Louie had leapt from a train #Quote by Laura Hillenbrand
Veterans quotes by Tim Wickenden
#132. As a fellow Wehrmacht soldier and war veteran, he feels great sympathy for this man. Postwar Germany had little time for its veterans, wanting to bury the shame in denial. #Quote by Tim Wickenden
Veterans quotes by Kool G Rap
#133. Makin' veterans run for medicine,
Cause I put out more lights in a fight than ConEdison. #Quote by Kool G Rap
Veterans quotes by Rhys Bowen
#134. At last he said, "I've been fourteen years on the police force. I've learned from seasoned veterans. I've handled all types of criminal cases. But my wife, newly arrived from the backwoods of Ireland, manages to tie up all my unsolved cases for me with apparently no effort at all. I should just quit my job and stay home looking after the babies while you go out to work for us. #Quote by Rhys Bowen
Veterans quotes by John Doolittle
#135. This year's Veterans Day celebration is especially significant as our country remains committed to fighting the War on Terror and as brave men and women are heroically defending our homeland. #Quote by John Doolittle
Veterans quotes by Mitt Romney
#136. Our veterans know the meaning of service better than anyone else and they aren't about to quit working when they come home. The best reward we can provide our vets for their service isn't a medal or a check; it's a livelihood and a means of supporting themselves and their families. #Quote by Mitt Romney
Veterans quotes by Barbara Mikulski
#137. When it comes to standing up for veterans, we cannot be the Republicans and Democrats, we have to be the red, white, and blue party. #Quote by Barbara Mikulski
Veterans quotes by Tanya Masse
#138. When the power of LOVE is more important than the love of money, religion and power, and people realize that the most important things in this life are NOT things,the world will finally know peace. #Quote by Tanya Masse
Veterans quotes by Douglas MacArthur
#139. Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. #Quote by Douglas MacArthur
Veterans quotes by Robert Dallek
#140. Despite all the public hand-wringing about negative advertising, political veterans will tell you that it persists because, more often than not, it works. But tearing down the other guy has another attraction: It can be a substitute for building much of a case for what the mudslinger will do once in office. #Quote by Robert Dallek
Veterans quotes by Dan Lipinski
#141. By cutting critical domestic programs such as education, health, environmental protection, and veterans' services, this budget reveals misplaced priorities. #Quote by Dan Lipinski
Veterans quotes by Lanny Starr
#142. The next morning re-supply choppers brought mail, supplies, and Christmas stockings that had been packed by young school kids. Each stocking contained lots of candy and a letter. We took turns passing the letters around. Tex's parents had sent him a small, artificial Christmas tree. We set it up on the top of our foxhole and decorated it with white shaving cream from our sundry supplies. The shaving cream looked like snow. #Quote by Lanny Starr
Veterans quotes by Lane Evans
#143. The Republican tax cut threatens to undercut both veterans health care and the veterans educational benefits that have been recognized for decades as not only the long-standing obligation of the Nation to its veterans, but also as the best recruiting incentives we can offer to keep our armed forces strong and sharp. #Quote by Lane Evans
Veterans quotes by Sue Kelly
#144. While we have made great progress in increasing funding for veterans' benefits, we still have a long way to go in fully meeting the promise to our veterans. #Quote by Sue Kelly
Veterans quotes by Joanne Watson
#145. Judith Hermann' study of trauma linked survivors of domestic violence, refugees and war veterans to the plight of communities living under tyraniical control. She noted the effects of self-medication in assisting dissociation from the feelings of past and present trauma, while also blocking the integration of experience required for healing, setting up conditions for inter-generational abuse and violence. Judy Atkinson also explored the process from an Aboriginal perspective in her work, Trauma Trails (2003). Survivor guilt, a victim mentality, anxiety disorders and depression are amongst the range of psychological disturbances that become masked by intoxication. #Quote by Joanne Watson
Veterans quotes by Barbara Longley
#146. we're-veterans-and-you're-not #Quote by Barbara Longley
Veterans quotes by Sebastian Junger
#147. Today's veterans often come home to find that, although they're willing to die for their country, they're not sure how to live for it. #Quote by Sebastian Junger
Veterans quotes by J.M. Madden
#148. Iraq." As much as twenty percent of returning veterans from Iraq had post-traumatic stress, some thought even more. Aiden's anxiety was par for the course. Duncan wondered why he hadn't gotten therapy at the VA. #Quote by J.M. Madden
Veterans quotes by Donald Trump
#149. Our country doesn't win anymore. We don't win on trade. We don't win on the military. We can't defeat ISIS. We're not taking care of our great people, the veterans. We're not taking care of them. #Quote by Donald Trump
Veterans quotes by David Brooks
#150. Many veterans feel guilty because they lived while others died. Some feel ashamed because they didn't bring all their men home and wonder what they could have done differently to save them. When they get home they wonder if there's something wrong with them because they find war repugnant but also thrilling. They hate it and miss it.Many of their self-judgments go to extremes. A comrade died because he stepped on an improvised explosive device and his commander feels unrelenting guilt because he didn't go down a different street. Insurgents used women and children as shields, and soldiers and Marines feel a totalistic black stain on themselves because of an innocent child's face, killed in the firefight. The self-condemnation can be crippling.
The Moral Injury, New York Times. Feb 17, 2015 #Quote by David Brooks
Veterans quotes by Anonymous
#151. In many ways, the U.S. bureaucracy has moved away from the Weberian ideal of an energetic and efficient organization staffed by people chosen for their ability and technical knowledge. The system as a whole is less merit-based: rather than coming from top schools, 45 percent of recent new hires to the federal service are veterans, as mandated by Congress. And a number of surveys of the federal work force paint a depressing picture. According to the scholar Paul Light, "Federal employees appear to be more motivated by compensation than mission, ensnared in careers that cannot compete with business and nonprofits, troubled by the lack of resources to do their jobs, dissatisfied with the rewards for a job well done and the lack of consequences for a job done poorly, and unwilling to trust their own organizations. #Quote by Anonymous
Veterans quotes by Sebastian Junger
#152. The only thing that makes battle psychologically tolerable is the brotherhood among soldiers. You need each other to get by. #Quote by Sebastian Junger
Veterans quotes by John Carlos Frey
#153. We needed to take a discrete population to give people the confidence that if we can end veterans' homelessness , we can attack chronic homelessness, families and other populations like foster youth, who each have distinct needs. #Quote by John Carlos Frey
Veterans quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#154. I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Veterans quotes by Bob Ney
#155. It is outrageous to know that security procedures are apparently so lax at the Department of Veterans Affairs that a single bureaucrat had the ability to put the personal information of over 26 million Veterans at risk for sale to the highest criminal bidder. #Quote by Bob Ney
Veterans quotes by Mike Pence
#156. Under Donald Trump, our deals will be smarter, our soldiers will have what they need, and our veterans will have what they earned. We will secure our borders, protect our nation. In all this, we will be more serious. And when we do, this nation will start winning again. #Quote by Mike Pence
Veterans quotes by Adam Schiff
#157. And when they have done their job, America must look after and honor its veterans. #Quote by Adam Schiff
Veterans quotes by Steve Buyer
#158. Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform; and when they take off the uniform, we care for them when they are veterans. #Quote by Steve Buyer
Veterans quotes by Kirsten Gillibrand
#159. One of the primary reasons I first ran for Congress was to be a voice for our troops, veterans and military families. #Quote by Kirsten Gillibrand
Veterans quotes by William T. Vollmann
#160. Americans worry that Afghanistan has become a petri dish in which the germs of Islamic fanaticism are replicating - soon Afghans will be hijacking American planes and bombing embassies everywhere. And their fears are not necessarily unfounded. The Taliban are unemployed war veterans, ready and even eager to return to the battlefield. #Quote by William T. Vollmann
Veterans quotes by Cathy Caruth
#161. As modern neurobiologists point out, the repetition of the traumatic experience in the flashbacks can be itself re-traumatizing; if not life-threatening, it is at least threatening to the chemical structure of the brain and can ultimately lead to deterioration. And this would also seem to explain the high suicide rate of survivor, for example, survivors of Vietnam. #Quote by Cathy Caruth
Veterans quotes by Thomas Perez
#162. On Veterans Day, I can't help think of my uncles who volunteered for the service after fleeing a brutal regime in the Dominican Republic. They hadn't been in America long, but they were already so grateful for its opportunities that they were eager to serve. #Quote by Thomas Perez
Veterans quotes by R. Lee Ermey
#163. America's trying to do the best for its veterans. #Quote by R. Lee Ermey
Veterans quotes by Marcus Brotherton
#164. I came to see soldiers as men willing to lay down their lives for the sake of others. They fight for themselves and the generation under immediate attack, but certainly they fight for the futures of free peoples. Decades beyond World War II, I am one who benefited. That I can vote in presidential elections and not bend my knee to Hirohito's grandson is testament to the enduring work of the veterans of World War II. That I can write books for a living instead of sweating in a Third Reich factory is a product of Allied triumph. #Quote by Marcus Brotherton
Veterans quotes by David Letterman
#165. Today is Veterans Day. Thank you to all our men and women who have served the United States armed forces. In honor of Veterans Day we are marching out a few jokes that have already served. #Quote by David Letterman
Veterans quotes by Phil Roe
#166. I think our veterans certainly deserve and have earned the best health care in the world. #Quote by Phil Roe
Veterans quotes by Don Watson
#167. Hubris is an incurable American disease. As incurable as the military-industrial machine that keeps coming up with the armaments that make wars seem like slam dunks, but which last for decades; wars that are fought by a very small percentage of the population and, regular effusive acknowledgement of veterans notwithstanding, can be ignored for years. #Quote by Don Watson
Veterans quotes by Douglas Brinkley
#168. As late as 1920, some 244,000 Civil War veterans were still living, several of whom were in Congress, while Union hero Oliver Wendell Holmes sat on the U.S. Supreme Court. As D. W. Brogan, an astute observer of national trends, would write: "The impact of the Civil War on American life and American memory can hardly be exaggerated. It is still 'the war.'" Brogan expressed this opinion in 1944 - during World War II. Not until the last Union and Confederate veterans died out in the 1940s would the national memory be truly rid of the Civil War. #Quote by Douglas Brinkley
Veterans quotes by Todd Stocker
#169. The atrocities of war are only overshadowed by the heroism of their dead. #Quote by Todd Stocker
Veterans quotes by Bill Frist
#170. The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect. #Quote by Bill Frist
Veterans quotes by James Longstreet
#171. I hope to live long enough to see my surviving comrades march side by side with the Union veterans along Pennsylvania Avenue, and then I will die happy. #Quote by James Longstreet
Veterans quotes by John Warner
#172. Tragically, the effort to make America and the world safer and to defend freedom around the world is not without an enormous cost to this Nation in terms primarily of lost lives and those who bear the scars and the wounds of war, and their families who must bear these losses. #Quote by John Warner
Veterans quotes by Omar N. Bradley
#173. We are dealing with veterans, not procedures; with their problems, not ours. #Quote by Omar N. Bradley
Veterans quotes by Jeffrey Dunn
#174. I think America as a whole has come more to terms with separating war from the warrior. #Quote by Jeffrey Dunn
Veterans quotes by Billy Crystal
#175. Westboro Baptist Church: STOP. Stop protesting the funerals of our soldiers who died in action because you are anti-gay. When one of you dies, I'm going to show up with a couple of gay veterans and we're going to do a musical at your funeral. #Quote by Billy Crystal
Veterans quotes by Bruce Catton
#176. The enduring realization that when a great challenge comes, the most ordinary people can show that they value something more than they value their own lives. When the last of the veterans had gone, and the sorrows and bitterness which the war created had at last worn away, this memory remained. #Quote by Bruce Catton
Veterans quotes by Malcolm Turnbull
#177. I'm sick of the cover-ups, I'm sick of the lies, and so are the bloody veterans, that come out daily of the department's mouth. #Quote by Malcolm Turnbull
Veterans quotes by Herman Melville
#178. Toes are rare in blubber-room veterans". #Quote by Herman Melville
Veterans quotes by Arthur W. Pink
#179. Our Lord has many weak children in His family, many dull pupils in His school, many raw soldiers in His army, many lame sheep in His flock. Yet He bears with them all, and casts none away. #Quote by Arthur W. Pink
Veterans quotes by Solomon Ortiz
#180. To honor our national promise to our veterans, we must continue to improve services for our men and women in uniform today and provide long overdue benefits for the veterans and military retirees who have already served. #Quote by Solomon Ortiz
Veterans quotes by H.L. Mencken
#181. In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Veterans quotes by Lori Llewellyn
#182. You've been so used to fighting Wars with a gun in your hand that you forget to put it down. Not every fight requires a weapon of some kind, and not everything is a fight. #Quote by Lori Llewellyn
Veterans quotes by Dean Koontz
#183. I started hitting best-seller lists as soon as I stopped using outlines. With Strangers, I started with nothing more than a couple of characters I thought I'd like and with a premise. Nearly every new writer I know uses detailed outlines, and so did I for a long time. But when I stopped relying on them, my work became less stiff, more organic, less predictable. BUT, nearly every beginning writer I've known and some excellent veterans as well, such as Jeffery Deaver, create chapter-by-chapter outlines of considerable length before starting to write the novel. The point of this tip is simply that if you feel constrained by an outline, it isn't the only way to work. #Quote by Dean Koontz
Veterans quotes by Steve Buyer
#184. Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today. These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to put on the uniform and serve us. #Quote by Steve Buyer
Veterans quotes by Sylvester Stallone
#185. I think people of all occupations, whether it's the camera - puller or the man who's doing the catering, they can identify with Rambo's frustrations, with the veteran's frustrations. #Quote by Sylvester Stallone
Veterans quotes by Doc Hastings
#186. Logan was talking about the Civil War, which claimed the lives of more than 500,000 Americans. He wanted to provide Civil War veterans with a day to pay respects to their fellow soldiers who did not live to see the end of the war, without losing a day's pay. #Quote by Doc Hastings
Veterans quotes by Alexander Hamilton
#187. There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism. #Quote by Alexander Hamilton
Veterans quotes by Jon Huertas
#188. I always want to portray veterans in a positive light, and since I got into acting full time, I've made that part of my goal. #Quote by Jon Huertas
Veterans quotes by Thomas Young
#189. You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans - my fellow veterans - whose future you stole, #Quote by Thomas Young
Veterans quotes by Erich Maria Remarque
#190. No soldier outlives a thousand chances. But every soldier believes in Chance and trusts his luck. #Quote by Erich Maria Remarque
Veterans quotes by Randy Neugebauer
#191. While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms. #Quote by Randy Neugebauer
Veterans quotes by Doc Hastings
#192. Now Congress learns that the Veterans Administration failed to provide complete, accurate information on the money it needs for both this year and next year. #Quote by Doc Hastings
Veterans quotes by Jim McDermott
#193. We pretended there was no problem with Agent Orange after Vietnam and later the Pentagon recanted, after untold suffering by veterans. #Quote by Jim McDermott
Veterans quotes by Michel Templet
#194. Having been to war myself, I do not understand why so many people are so in love with it. #Quote by Michel Templet
Veterans quotes by R.A. Salvatore
#195. How else to explain the accomplishments of a warrior such as Artemis Entreri, who could outfight many drow veterans ten times his age? #Quote by R.A. Salvatore
Veterans quotes by Mitt Romney
#196. It is time to acknowledge the extraordinary sacrifice of all of our veterans. While many Massachusetts soldiers served our nation in a period technically dubbed 'peacetime,' they restored American pride in the wake of Vietnam and helped bring a successful end to the Cold War. The service of these men and women was not without cost. There are countless stories of soldiers who served with great distinction only to be denied veteran status after returning home. Every man and woman who volunteered to serve this country should be treated with the same degree of respect, gratitude and dignity. #Quote by Mitt Romney
Veterans quotes by Le Ly Hayslip
#197. The Vietnam war will not be over until it ends for everyone. Over four hundred thousand U.S. veterans are still recovering from wounds inflicted on their bodies and their spirit. Sixty-three million souls in Vietnam are still suffering from their 'victory. #Quote by Le Ly Hayslip
Veterans quotes by Jennifer Granholm
#198. Caring for veterans shouldn't be a partisan issue. It should an American one. #Quote by Jennifer Granholm
Veterans quotes by Neal Boortz
#199. The Tea Partiers don't want all regulations eliminated. They just want laws that can be understood and regulations that aren't going to destroy businesses, or leave deserving veterans without a source for a mortgage loan. #Quote by Neal Boortz
Veterans quotes by Dick Durbin
#200. It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay. We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches, parades and monuments. #Quote by Dick Durbin

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