It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.
Only one who liberates himself from his psychological desires and fears indeed in truth qualify as liberation hero.
As you get older, it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary
Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes
A hero is a man who does what he can.
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.
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.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself.
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in an heroic world
Only a handful of men and women leave an imprint on the conscience of a nation and on the history that they helped shape, ...
We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by.
The ancients had a taste, let us say rather a passion, for the marvellous, which caused them to forget even the sacred duties of gratitude. Observe them, for example, grouping together the lofty deeds of a great number of heroes, whose names they have not even deigned to preserve, and investing the single personage of Hercules with them. The lapse of ages has not rendered us wiser in this respect. In our own time the public delight in blending fable with history. In every career of life, in the pursuit of science especially, they enjoy a pleasure in creating Herculeses.
We dont need any more heroes; we just need someone to take out the recycling.
Thus fought the heroes, tranquil their admirable hearts, violent their swords, resigned to kill and to die.
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