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Heroes And Heroism Quotes

Ralph Waldo Emerson
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Benjamin Disraeli
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
Benjamin Disraeli
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Napoleon Bonaparte
True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat.
Napoleon Bonaparte
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
The characteristic of genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be the common, nor the common the heroic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Eldridge Cleaver
The ''paper tiger'' hero, James Bond, offering the whites a triumphant image of themselves, is saying what many whites want desperately to hear reaffirmed: I am still the White Man, lord of the land, licensed to kill, and the world is still an empire at my feet.
Eldridge Cleaver
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The main thing about being a hero is to know when to die.
Will Rogers
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What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.
David George
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau
How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Calculation never made a hero.
John Newman
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Lawrence Durrell
Now stiff on a pillar with a phallic air nelson stylites in Trafalgar square reminds the British what once they were.
Lawrence Durrell
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In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.
John Gay
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The more characteristic American hero in the earlier day, and the more beloved type at all times, was not the hustler but the whittler.
Mark Sullivan
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They wouldn't be heroes if they were infallible, in fact they wouldn't be heroes if they weren't miserable wretched dogs, the pariahs of the earth, besides which the only reason to build up an idol is to tear it down again.
Lester Bangs
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It's true that heroes are inspiring, but mustn't they also do some rescuing if they are to be worthy of their name? Would Wonder Woman matter if she only sent commiserating telegrams to the distressed?
Jeanette Winterson
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Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale.
Robert Scott
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The prudent see only the difficulties, the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise; the hero sees both; diminishes the former and makes the latter preponderate, and so conquers.
Johann Kaspar
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One brave deed makes no hero.
John Whittier
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Michael Jordan
My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.
Michael Jordan
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
A big man has no time really to do anything but just sit and be big.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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No heroine can create a hero through love of one, but she can give birth to one.
Jean Richter
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The hero draws inspiration from the virtue of his ancestors.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is said, that no one is a hero to their butler. The reason is, that it requires a hero to recognize a hero. The butler, however, will probably know well how to estimate his equals.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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I am convinced that a light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning, have sometimes made a hero of the same man, who, by an indigestion, a restless night, and rainy morning, would have proved a coward.
Lord Chesterfield
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And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?
Thomas Macaulay
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A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.
English Proverb
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Andrea Dworkin
A man can be a hero if he is a scientist, or a soldier, or a drug addict, or a disc jockey, or a crummy mediocre politician. A man can be a hero because he suffers and despairs; or because he thinks logically and analytically; or because he is ''sensitive;'' or because he is cruel. Wealth establishes a man as a hero, and so does poverty. Virtually any circumstance in a man's life will make him a hero to some group of people and has a mythic rendering in the culture -- in literature, art, theater, or the daily newspapers.
Andrea Dworkin
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George Eliot
Children demand that their heroes should be freckleless, and easily believe them so: perhaps a first discovery to the contrary is less revolutionary shock to a passionate child than the threatened downfall of habitual beliefs which makes the world seem to totter for us in maturer life.
George Eliot
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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