History is not the story of heroes entirely. It is often the story of cruelty and injustice and shortsightedness. There are monsters, there is evil, there is betrayal. That's why people should read Shakespeare and Dickens as well as history ~~ they will find the best, the worst, the height of noble attainment and the depths of depravity.
Death, after all, is the common expectation from birth. Neither heroes nor cowards can escape it.
Our globe discovers its bidden virtues, not only in heroes and arch-angels, but in gossips and nurses.
In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.
Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would be realize it, than to ccept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would be realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes.
It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.
Great Heroes are long-lived who do not die in time; sculptors of independence. Heroic Ma avar who have departed have sown the seed for the uprising of lofty liberation of our land.
Kids today are looking for idols, but sometimes they look too far... They don't have to look any farther than their home because those are the people that love you. They are the real heroes
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason
Grace is given to heal the spiritually sick, not to decorate spiritual heroes
I've spent several years in Hollywood, and I still think the movie heroes are in the audience.
To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self.
The poet does not fear death, not because he believes in the fantasy of heroes, but because death constantly visits his thoughts and is thus an image of a serene dialogue.
If everybody was satisfied with himself there would be no heroes.
For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced. Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense.
Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.
I would give all the wealth of the world, and all the deeds of all the heroes, for one true vision.
Our admiration is so given to dead martyrs
that we have little time for living heroes.
Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes over night. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
Our heroes are people and people are flawed. Don`t let that
taint the thing you love.
As you get older, it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary