Inspirational quotes to salute the bravery of firefighters

INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS DAY 2022: International Firefighters Day is commemorated on May 4. It came into effect after a warning was issued across the world by Australia on January 4, 1999 due to the deaths of five firefighters who braved bushfires in the country. Below we have selected some of the famous quotes dedicated to saluting the bravery of firefighters around the world:

1. I can think of no more moving symbol of the humanity of man for man than a fire engine. – Kurt Vonnegut

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2. In the fire service, we fight together against a common enemy – fire – no matter what country we come from, what uniform we wear or what language we speak. – Lt. J. J. Edmondson

3. More often than not, a hero’s most epic battle is the one you never see; it is the battle that unfolds within itself. – Kevin Smith

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4. Surely the most courageous are those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory as well as danger, and yet, despite everything, they go to meet it. – Thucydides

5. If Prometheus was worthy of the wrath of heaven for lighting the first fire on earth, how should all the gods honor men who make it their professional duty to put it out? – John Godfrey Saxony

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6. Becoming fearless is not the goal. It’s impossible. It’s learning to control your fear and to free yourself from it, that’s the goal. The necessity of action removes the fear of action, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune. – Francois Quarles

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7. When a man becomes a firefighter, his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is in the line of work. – Edward F. Croker

8. True courage is being afraid, moving forward and doing your job regardless. That’s courage. – General Norman Schwarzkopf

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9. It’s life, being a firefighter. Of course it’s better to be a ball player. I’d rather be a firefighter. – Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox

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