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Quotations: Appreciation for Firefighters
and Other Emergency Workers


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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


Firefighters save hearts and homes.  ~Author Unknown


Firemen never die, they just burn forever in the hearts of the people whose lives they saved.  ~Susan Diane Murphree


Firefighters are hot stuff!  ~Author Unknown


Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.  ~Ambrose Redmoon


Firefighting - one of the few professions left that still makes house calls.  ~Author Unknown


Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.  ~Albert Schweitzer


You might be a firefighter if your kids are afraid to get into water fights with you.  ~Author Unknown


You might be a firefighter if you've ever smoked and there wasn't a cigarette in sight.  ~Author Unknown


Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.  ~David Thomas


You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself, and for the firefighter it is fire.  ~Larry Brown


Not the glittering weapon fights the fight, but rather the hero's heart.  ~Proverb


Courage can't see around corners, but goes around them anyway.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.  ~Cynthia Ozick


Whatever the American's are proud of - whatever they consider to be particularly good, useful, brilliant, or characteristic of themselves or their climate, they designate, half in jest, though scarcely half in earnest, as an "institution."  Thus the memory of George Washington... is an institution; the Falls of Niagara are an institution; the Plymouth Rock, on which the Pilgrim Fathers first set foot, is an institution...; "Sweet potatoes" are an institution, and Pumpkin (or Punkin) pie is an institution; ...squash is an institution; Bunker Hill is an institution; and the firemen of New York are a great institution.  ~Charles Mackay, Life and Liberty in America, 1850


The funny thing about firemen is, night and day, they are always firemen.  ~Gregory Widen, Backdraft


You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man.  ~Seth Parker


I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.  ~William Shakespeare


When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished.  What he does after that is all in the line of work.  ~Edward F. Croker


It's easy to make a buck.  It's a lot tougher to make a difference.  ~Tom Brokaw


Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  ~William Arthur Ward


No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.  Thank you.  ~Author Unknown


Firefighters - your worst nightmare is just another day at the office.  ~Author Unknown


I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.  ~Tracy Chapman


Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.  ~G.B. Stern


No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.  ~James Allen


Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim.  ~William Feather



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