Born: September 8, 1828
Died: February 24,
Notable Notable Joshua Chamberlain Quotes
"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."
"We pass now quickly from each
other's sight; but I know full well that where beyond these passing scenes you shall be, there will be
"Heroism is latent in every
human soul - However humble or unknown, they (the veterans) have renounced what are accounted pleasures and
cheerfully undertaken all the self-denials - privations, toils, dangers, sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations,
"We know not of the future,
and cannot plan for it much. But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such
thoughts and 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 that calls to noble action..., No man becomes suddenly
different from his habit and cherished thought."