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Heroes And Heroism Quotes

44 Heroes And Heroism quotes:

"The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example."
"True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat."
"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."
"The main thing about being a hero is to know when to die."
"Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy."
"You cannot be a hero without being a coward."
"Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duty, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ''This was their finest hour.''"
"A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer."
"Every hero becomes a bore at last."
"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."
"Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy."
Author: Fitzgerald Quotes Category: Heroes And Heroism Quotes Heroism Quotes
"A big man has no time really to do anything but just sit and be big."
"Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right."
"My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes."
"One brave deed makes no hero."
"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."
"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?"
Author: Winterson Quotes Category: Heroes And Heroism Quotes Hero Quotes
"All our lives we fought against exalting the individual, against the elevation of the single person, and long ago we were over and done with the business of a hero, and here it comes up again: the glorification of one personality. This is not good at all. I am just like everybody else."
"The more characteristic American hero in the earlier day, and the more beloved type at all times, was not the hustler but the whittler."
"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."

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