Hero Quotes

It is impossible to strive for the heroic life. The title of hero is bestowed by the survivors upon the fallen, who themselves know nothing of heroism.

Alice Raine

It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.

Norman Schwarzkopf

The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow.

Washington Irving

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter

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The hero is valorous because he stands up to every threat directed against his values. Heroism requires value conflict.

Andrew Bernstein

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself.

Simone Weil

Who is a hero? He who conquers his urges

The Talmud

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

Joseph Campbell

No man is a hero to his valet. This is not because the hero is no hero, but because the valet is a valet.

Hegel

Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.

Samuel Johnson

It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.

Dolores Ibarruri

Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.

Will Rogers

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.

Rebecca Harding Davis

A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.

Plato

A hero is a man who does what he can.

Romain Rolland

A hero is someone who rebels or seems to rebel against the facts of existence and seems to conquer them. Obviously that can only work at moments. It can't be a lasting thing. That's not saying that people shouldn't keep trying to rebel against the facts of existence. Someday, who knows, we might conquer death, disease and war.

Jim Morrison

The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.

Felix Adler

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

Christopher Reeve

In victory, the hero seeks the glory, not the prey.

Sir Philip Sidney

A hero is someone we can admire without apology.

Kitty Kelley

A light supper, a good night's sleep and a fine morning have often made a hero out of the same man, who, by indigestion, a restless night and a rainy morning would have proved a coward.

Lord Chesterfield

Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter.

Oscar Wilde

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