18 Quotes for Military Spouse Appreciation Day

(Photo: U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kryzentia Weiermann)
(Photo: U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kryzentia Weiermann)

Military Spouse Appreciation Day is a holiday set aside to tell military spouses why they matter -- and why they are needed. These Military Spouse Appreciation Day quotes can help you find the words to communicate just how important a military spouse is to you and what he or she has done that matters.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day is the Friday before Mother's Day each May, and is marked by military bases around the globe. Other May military holidays include Memorial Day and Military Appreciation Month.

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Military Spouse Appreciation Day Quotes

"Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation" -- Kahlil Gibran

"A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it." -- Zora Neale Hurston

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." -- A. A. Milne

"Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars." -- Gilbert Parker

"Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime." -- Adlai Stevenson

"She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails." -- Elizabeth Edwards

"Sometimes the heart desires very simple things. The heart holds within it all that is most precious, all that we must protect. But it is also braver and bolder, more resilient than we realize. If we wound it, it will heal. And if it breaks, it learns to beat again." -- Jenny in "Call the Midwife"

"You are being tested. And you know what they say, my darling: Being tested only makes you stronger." -- Cora in "Downton Abbey"

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." --Arthur Ashe

"The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances." -- Martha Washington

"I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible." -- John Steinbeck

"All human wisdom is summed up in two words -- wait and hope." -- Alexandre Dumas, pere

"Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow -- that is patience." -- Anonymous

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength. Loving someone deeply gives you courage." -- Lao Tzu

"I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be 'happy.' I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all." -- Leo Rosten

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." -- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

"Accept failure. Enjoy it, even. Embrace the suck, for the suck is part of the process." -- AJ Jacobs

"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it." -- George A. Moore


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