Hero Quotes

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

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

Dolores Ibarruri

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

Simone Weil

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

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.


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

Samuel Johnson

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.


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

Not the glittering weapon fights the fight, but rather the hero's heart.


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