A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
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.
The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer
Martyrs are needed to create incidents. Incidents are needed to create revolutions. Revolutions are needed to create progress.
The hero is valorous because he stands up to every threat directed against his values. Heroism requires value conflict.
If one is determined to die for the truth, even a common man can create history.
It is the cause and not merely the death that makes the martyr.
A scholar's ink lasts longer than a martyr's blood.
Martyrdom does not end something, it only a beginning.
It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
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.
Not the glittering weapon fights the fight, but rather the hero's heart.
Who is a hero? He who conquers his urges
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason
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.
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
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.
A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.
One cannot always be a hero, but one can always be a human.
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