Quotable Sunday #16

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I am again awake at an hour when everyone else is sleeping. And I am watching Ladder 49 on TNT. It is a great movie even if it is sad. So my quotes for today will be for our Fire Fighters, Paramedics, Police, and EMT.

I can think of no more stirring symbol of man’s humanity to man than a fire engine. ~Kurt Vonnegut

If Prometheus was worthy of the wrath of heaven for kindling the first fire upon earth, how ought all the gods honor the men who make it their professional business to put it out? ~John Godfrey Saxe

But sound aloud the praises, and give the victor-crown
To our noble-hearted Firemen, who fear not danger’s frown.
~Frederic G.W. Fenn, “Ode to our Firemen,” 1878

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~Maya Angelou

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

Hug a firefighter and feel warm all over. ~Author Unknown

When fire is cried and danger is neigh,
“God and the firemen” is the people’s cry;
But when ’tis out and all things righted,
God is forgotten and the firemen slighted.
~Author unknown, from The Fireman’s Journal, 18 Oct 1879

All men are created equal, then a few become firemen. ~Author Unknown

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? ~George Canning

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