Heroes Quotes

It is the cause and not merely the death that makes the martyr.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Martyrs are needed to create incidents. Incidents are needed to create revolutions. Revolutions are needed to create progress.

Chester Himes

A scholar's ink lasts longer than a martyr's blood.

Irish Proverb

Martyrdom does not end something, it only a beginning.

Indira Gandhi

It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.

Louis Kossuth

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

Christopher Reeve

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

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


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

A hero is a man who does what he can.

Romain Rolland

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.


Our admiration is so given to dead martyrs that we have little time for living heroes.

Elbert Green Hubbard

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.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.

Benjamin Disraeli

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

Bob Dylan

A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.

English Proverb

One cannot always be a hero, but one can always be a human.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A hero cannot be a hero unless in an heroic world

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Updated On : September 08, 2013
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