Heroes And Heroism Quotes


44 Heroes And Heroism quotes:



"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."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Heroes And Heroism Quotes Reason Quotes
"No man is a hero to his valet. This is not because the hero is no hero, but because the valet is a valet."
"Once the state has been founded, there can no longer be any heroes. They come on the scene only in uncivilized conditions."
"Listen, my friend, there are two races of beings. The masses teeming and happy --common clay, if you like --eating, breeding, working, counting their pennies; people who just live; ordinary people; people you can't imagine dead. And then there are the others --the noble ones, the heroes. The ones you can quite well imagine lying shot, pale and tragic; one minute triumphant with a guard of honor, and the next being marched away between two gendarmes."
"Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid... He is the hero, he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor, by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world."
"The great destroyers of nations and men are comfort, plenty and security. A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on."
"What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in."
"How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?"
"Calculation never made a hero."
"Now stiff on a pillar with a phallic air nelson stylites in Trafalgar square reminds the British what once they were."
"The hero draws inspiration from the virtue of his ancestors."
"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."
"And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?"
"A hero is a man who is afraid to run away."
"There are heroes in evil as well as in good."
"Most people aren't appreciated enough, and the bravest things we do in our lives are usually known only to ourselves. No one throws ticker tape on the man who chose to be faithful to his wife, on the lawyer who didn't take the drug money, or the daughter who held her tongue again and again. All this anonymous heroism."
"Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards."
"The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history."
"In our world of big names, curiously, our true heroes tend to be anonymous. In this life of illusion and quasi-illusion, the person of solid virtues who can be admired for something more substantial than his well-knownness often proves to be the unsung hero: the teacher, the nurse, the mother, the honest cop, the hard worker at lonely, underpaid, unglamorous, unpublicized jobs."
"Heroism is the divine relation which, in all times, unites a great man to other men."


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