Quotes for Veterans. Living peacefully while wars waged overseas made it easy to forget the hardships that veterans endured for our sake. Use these quotes to say “thank you for your service” in a truly heartfelt manner. “Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.” – David Thomas “Courage is. -Georgia O'Keeffe: Flowers that are so pathetic in their beauty, frail as the clouds, and in their coloring as