For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother;
... From now until the end of the world, we and it shall be remembered.
We few, we band of brothers.
— William Shakespeare
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
— General Dwight D. Eisenhower
We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
— George Orwell
These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
— Thomas Paine
All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, and they're behind us... they can't get away this time.
— Lt General Lewis Burwell 'Chesty' Puller, (1898-1971), USMC, most decorated Marine in history