"This is the great reward of service, to live, far out and on, in the life of others this is the mystery of Christ, - to give life's best for such high sake that it shall be found again unto life eternal."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Joshua Chamberlain on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Joshua Chamberlain on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Joshua Chamberlain on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Joshua Chamberlain on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Joshua Chamberlain on Dalai Lama
"But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action."
"We know not of the future and cannot plan for it much."
"But the cause for which we fought was higher our thought wider... That thought was our power."