“The truth is that strength lies in the interior of the warrior; in his heart, his mind, and his spirit.”  – Miyamoto Musashi

“Fearlessness is better than a faint heart for any man who puts his nose out of doors. The length of my life and the day of my death were fated long ago.” – Skirnir’s Journey, the Elder Edda

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:13, King James Bible

“Before I dozed off, I did not forget to get on my knees and thank God for helping me to live through this day and to ask His help on D+1. I would live this war one day at a time, and I promised myself that if I survived, I would find a small farm somewhere in the Pennsylvania countryside and spend the remainder of my life in quiet and peace.” –Major Richard “Dick” WintersEasy Company, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division. June 6th, 1944

“Out of the darkest of times, comes the greatest of things.” Kyle Carpenter – USMC, the youngest living Medal of Honor recipient.

“Cattle die, kinsmen die, I myself shall die, but there is one thing I know never dies: the reputation we leave behind at our death.” – the Havamal

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” – Rocky Balboa

“Speak useful words or be silent.” – the Havamal

“At that moment a voice came over me and said, ‘Look up, get up, and don’t ever give up.’ You tell everyone or anyone that has ever doubted, thought they did not measure up, or wanted to quit, you tell them to look up, get up, and don’t ever give up.” – Michael Irvin in his Hall of Fame enshrinement speech 08/04/2007 

“Be a simple kind of man.” – Lynyrd Skynyrd

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge

“You fight great, but I’m a great fighter.” – Apollo Creed

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