Hero Quotes

Boldness governed by superior intellect is the mark of a hero.

Carl von Clausewitz

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The modern hero-deed must be that of questing to bring to light again the lost Atlantis of the co-ordinated soul.

Joseph Campbell

It is better to arm and strengthen your hero, than to disarm and enfeeble your foe.

Anne Bront

We all live in suspense from day to day In other words, you are the hero of your own story.

Mary McCarthy

Nothing is given to man on earth - struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible - a villain but a hero. What we honor about the cowboy of the Old West is his willingness to stand up to evil and to do it alone, if necessary. The cowboy is a symbol of the crucial virtues of courage and independence.

Andrew Bernstein

He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Every hero becomes a bore at last.

Bret Hart

This child, who is grasping the stone, facing the tank, is it not the greatest message to the world when that hero becomes a martyr? We are proud of them.

Yasser Arafat

Each one was a hero. Their contribution to science and space exploration will never be forgotten.

Jean Chretien

The hero's will is not that of his ancestors nor of his society, but his own. This will to be oneself is heroism.

Ortega y Gassett

The comedy is always the same. In the first act the hero imagines a place where happiness exists. In the second he strives towards that goal. In the third he comes up short or what amounts to the same thing he achieves his goal only to find that happiness lies a little further down the road.

James Branch Cabell

Originality is the last refuge of a hero...

Donald Barthelme

Character assassination is at once easier and surer than physical assault; and it involves far less risk for the assassin. It leaves him free to commit the same deed over and over again, and may, indeed, win him the honors of a hero in the country of his victims.

Alan Barth

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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