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Heroic Quotes

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The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

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When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A life lived Boldly and Joyfully is a Heroic Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not very heroic to slay dragons.
Dragons are generally very peaceful and well behaved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Freedom requires no effort to enjoy but requires heroic efforts to preserve.
- Richard G. Scott

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I was never able to write seriously about heroes because
I was very aware that I was not one and that in my
background there was not this heroic thing.
- Robert Sheckley

Mothers - especially single mothers -
are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children,
but men must also take responsibility for their children
and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being.
- Evan Bayh

Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between
its ideals and its realities,
between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.
- Agnes Repplier

But despite their heroic acts, the Vietnam Veterans
of America continued to struggle to establish a combat
badge in honor of these brave pilots and medics.
- Tim Holden

The simple act of caring is heroic.
- Edward Albert

When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
- George Orwell

I admire Bruce Springsteen because he's a heroic person
who has lots of integrity and has this incredible body
of work that is so vital.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion
to save civilisation in World War Two.
We have everything we need except political will,
but political will is a renewable resource.
- Al Gore

In the material sciences these are and have been,
and are most surely likely to continue to be heroic days.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

One of the rules I try to follow is that normal people
are going to be involved even in heroic events.
- David Brin

The higher Greek poetry did not make up fictitious plots;
its business was to express the heroic saga,
the myths.
- Gilbert Murray

That's what heroic stories do for us.
They show us the way.
They remind us of the good we are capable of.
- Sam Raimi

I've not seen in my lifetime any politician who is a heroic figure.
The manipulation that all politicians use on one level
or another is so transparent.
- Dean Koontz

The reason can only be this: heroic poetry depends on an heroic age,
and an age is heroic because of what it is,
not because of what it does.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

What is a society without a heroic dimension?
- Jean Baudrillard

Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind,
lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
- Walter Scott

This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people;
they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the
consequences of this resistance.
- Philip K. Dick

A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their
story is not given only on stone over their clay but
abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into
the stuff of other mens lives.
- Pericles

I like writing about women, weak and strong,
pathetic and heroic.
I like writing about men, ditto.
And all the variants of men and women,
beasts and demons.
- Tanith Lee

I don't really think of Odo as a heroic lead,
but that's nice if you do.
- Rene Auberjonois

The Border Ballads, for instance, and the Robin Hood Ballads,
clearly suppose a state of society which is nothing
but a very circumscribed and not very important heroic age.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

I like the tradition of ordinary men in extraordinary
circumstances and how they react to events which force
them to be heroic in a way that is not in their natures.
- Rob Lowe

Believe me, 'tis a godlike thing to lend;
to owe is a heroic virtue.
- Francois Rabelais

But there are still only certain film genres where a woman can stand out,
be heroic, be the centerpiece.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

To be really great in little things,
to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life,
is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

It is impossible to strive for the heroic life.
The title of hero is bestowed by the survivors upon the fallen,
who themselves know nothing of heroism.
- Johan Huizinga

Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton

He would still see it as his duty to shut up and get on with it,
not cause any trouble.
In our own time we've made a hero of the rebel,
and it's more heroic to speak up.
- Eddie Campbell

Explore your mind, discover yourself,
then give the best that is in you to your age and to your world.
There are heroic possibilities waiting to be discovered in every person.
- Wilferd A. Peterson

Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis
of fear and straighten up and step into another day.
- Edward Albert

An epic is not made by piecing together a set of heroic lays,
adjusting their discrepancies and making them into a continuous narrative.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
- Ansel Adams

Nurture your minds with great thoughts.
To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Anyone can be heroic from time to time,
but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.
- Luigi Pirandello

In such misfortunes my Mother was of an heroic spirit,
in suffering patiently when there was no remedy,
and being industrious where she thought she could help.
- Margaret Cavendish

The bands that wrote the big, heroic rock songs -
I really wanted to make a record like that.
- Sheryl Crow

We don't relate to her too much because you don't want
the heroic character to not be heroic.
- Radha Mitchell

The balance of private good and general welfare is
at the bottom of civilized morals;
but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality,
and on nothing else.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

The most heroic word in all languages is revolution.
- Eugene V. Debs

In this watering-place I acted an heroic character,
badly studied; and being a novice on such a stage,
I forgot my part before a pair of lovely blue eyes.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

I think there are good men and women in all decades.
We've grown cynical.
And look at what we do to all our heroes:
Churchill,
FDR, Kennedy, they all had affairs.
But heroic things happen every day.
- Kevin Costner

He lives out in Orchard Park.
I mean, to be able to sit on the bench so patiently,
for whatever part, and to be able to get up and do something,
with such heroic competencies would be great.
- Robert Creeley

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt
whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool;
the truest heroism is to resist the doubt;
and the profoundest wisdom,
to know when it ought to be resisted,
and when it be obeyed.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

One would like to be grand and heroic,
if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something,
very great, very heroic; or if not that,
then at least very stylish and very fashionable.
It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The only lesson to extract from any civil war is that
it's pointless and futile and ugly,
and that there is nothing glamorous or heroic about it.
There are heroes, but the causes are never heroic.
- Anthony Minghella

The holiday season promotes
a heightened sense of community.
It draws our chins up and
helps us look above and over
the limiting fence of our own events,
activities and preoccupations.
The opportunity for a heroic gesture
can tap you quietly on the shoulder
in the midst of a holiday bustle.
If you are attentive,
you will notice the gentle touch
and will be able to respond. Remember...
There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I think on some level, that's a fear that exists in everybody,
that if we're tested, we won't make the courageous choice.
We won't make the decision that would make us heroic.
We make the decision that would reveal us to be all too human.
- Bruce Greenwood

In South America, I heard the 8th Symphony of Beethoven.
And the young conductor thought, Beethoven must be heroic.
But this is piece which shouldn't be heroic.
And this was such a misunderstanding,
such a deep misunderstanding.
- Kurt Masur

Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization;
it is the best part of refinement and in many ways,
an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.
- Bryant H. McGill

The news of the open military help to Franco from Hitler and Mussolini,
and the heroic resistance of the people of Madrid,
Barcelona and the big cities fired a widespread wish
to help the Republic and its people.
- Bill Alexander

Heroic people take risks to themselves to help others.
There's nothing heroic about accepting $5 million to
go out and run around chasing a ball,
although you may show fortitude or those other qualities while you do it.
- Gregg Easterbrook

Thanks to the heroic sons and daughters of this country,
who have paid sacrifices, we have been able to score
a number of victories which are encouraging the nation-building
process we are engaged in.
- Girma Woldegiorgis

Creating these messes that go from administration to
administration and then you swoop in and clean them up -
with that heroic Delta force -
people not realizing that they were always there but
doing different things than what we see them doing at the moment.
- Edwidge Danticat

The reason progress is slow is that we always expect
other men to be the heroes and to live the heroic lives.
But we all have hero stuff in us.
In our sphere of life we can always live more heroically
and triumphantly and grow in heroic stature.
- Wilferd A. Peterson

Is it absurd to imagine that our social behavior,
from amoeba to man, is also planned and dictated,
from stored information, by the cells? And that the
time has come for men to be entrusted with the task,
through heroic efforts, of bringing life to other worlds?
- Albert Claude

Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice.
It demands greater heroism than war.
It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much
more perfect purity of conscience.
- Thomas Merton

America's present need is not heroics but healing;
not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
- Warren G. Harding

In America there are two classes of travel -
first class,
and with children.
- Robert Benchley

I get all fired up about aging in America.
- Willard Scott

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates

The largest party in America, by the way,
is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans.
It's the party of non-voters.
- Robert Reich

America has a critical role to play as the most powerful
member of the world community.
- Adam Schiff

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list
of the richest people in America.
If I'm not there, I go to work.
- Robert Orben


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