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Military Wife Quotes 2012

Every week, we SpouseBuzzers take turns writing about our favorite military wife quotes.  These are the words of wisdom that help us make better choices, do better work, get through the day.  These are the things that make a long distance love work.

Here is a selection of some of our favorite quotes of the year.  What military wife quotes would you put on our list?

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night.” Edna St. Vincent Millay

All human wisdom is summed up in two words – wait and hope”  Alexandre Dumas Pere

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

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

 “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”  Arthur Clark

“Done is better than perfect”  Anonymous

“We’re in the business of change management.”  Chaplain Nils Palma

”Civilized men sleep soundly because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”  George Orwell

  “Love and work, work and love….that’s all there is.”   Sigmund Freud

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

My friend, love is a verb. Love – the feeling – is a fruit of love, the verb. So love her. Serve her. Sacrifice. Listen to her. Empathize. Appreciate. Affirm her. Are you willing to do that?”  Stephen Covey

 “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 C Rosten

“Lust fades so you better be with someone who can stand you.”   Story of us

“The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there.” L.P. Hartley.

“Every season contains within it the potential for beauty, and we draw more of that beauty into our lives by our response to whichever season we’re in.” Jamie C. Martin

“Distance does to love what wind does to fire. It extinguishes the weak and feeds the strong.” Anonymous

“People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.” Plato

“The days are long, but the years are short.” Gretchen Rubin

 ”A good uniform must work its way with the women, sooner or later.” Charles Dickens

“Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.” Joseph Conrad

“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

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Semisonic “Closing Time”

If our list of quotes has you thinking of other quotes that inspire and drive your military life, this could be a springboard for you to start writing!  Write a guest blog for SpouseBuzz about your favorite quote.  Tell us what it means to you and why it is important or where you were when it first started to matter.  Military Wife Quotes essays are short–about 400 words.  Send them to us at our Contact Us button above.  We can’t wait to read your quotable quote!

About Jacey Eckhart

Jacey Eckhart is the Director of Spouse and Family Programs for Military.com. Since 1996, Eckhart’s take on military families has been featured in her syndicated column, her book The Homefront Club, and her award winning CDs These Boots and I Married a Spartan?? Most recently she has been featured as a military family subject matter expert on NBC Dateline, CBS morning news, CNN, NPR and the New York Times. Eckhart is an Air Force brat, a Navy wife and an Army mom.

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