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Heroes – Heroism Quotations – Top 45

By Danielle Hollister

  1. “You lived too long, we have supped full with heroes, they waste their deaths on us.”
    – C. D. Andrews
  2. “Listen, my friend, there are two races of beings. The masses teeming and happy – common clay, if you like – eating, breeding, working, counting their pennies; people who just live; ordinary people; people you can’t imagine dead. And then there are the others – the noble ones, the heroes. The ones you can quite well imagine lying shot, pale and tragic; one minute triumphant with a guard of honor, and the next being marched away between two gendarmes.”
    – Jean Anouilh
  3. “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”
    – Arthur Ashe
  4. “I believe it is the nature of people to be heroes, given the chance.”
    – James A. Autry
  5. “Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.”
    – John Barth
  6. “What is a society without a heroic dimension?”
    – Jean Baudrillard
  7. “The hero, in living her own life, in being true to herself; radiates a light by which others may see their own way. ”
    – Laurence G. Boldt
  8. “My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.”
    – Bono
  9. “Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.”
    – Bertolt Brecht
  10. “Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away.”
    – Tom Brokaw
  11. “The hero, therefore, is the man or woman who has been able to battle past his personal and local historical limitations. ”
    – Joseph Campbell
  12. “The cowards think of what they can lose, the heroes of what they can win.”
    – J. M. Charlier
  13. “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”
    – Winston Churchill
  14. “Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they’ve stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments.”
    – Kevin Costner
  15. “There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains. the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.”
    – Bette Davis
  16. “A hero is simply someone who rises above his own human weaknesses, for an hour, a day, a year, to do something stirring.”
    – Betty Deramus
  17. “The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”
    – Benjamin Disraeli
  18. “Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.”
    – Benjamin Disraeli
  19. “I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. ”
    – Bob Dylan
  20. “The characteristic of genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be common, nor the common heroic.”
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  21. “A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.”
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  22. “Man’s greatest actions are performed in minor struggles. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment and poverty are battlefields which have their heroes – obscure heroes who are at times greater than illustrious heroes. ”
    – Victor Hugo
  23. “What with making their way and enjoying what they have won, heroes have no time to think. But the sons of heroes – ah, they have all the necessary leisure.”
    – Aldous Huxley
  24. “There is no such man as a one-person hero. ”
    – Daniel Inouye
  25. “A hero is someone we can admire without apology.”
    – Kitty Kelley
  26. “Heroism … is endurance for one moment more.”
    – George Kennan
  27. “It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes. ”
    – Louis Kossuth
  28. “What is a hero without love for mankind.”
    – Doris Lessing
  29. “Without heroes, we’re all plain people and don’t know how far we can go.”
    – Bernard Malamud (The Natural)
  30. “You never have to wait long, or look far, to be reminded of how thin the line is between being a hero or a goat. ”
    – Mickey Mantle
  31. “In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.”
    – H. L. Mencken
  32. “Calculation never made a hero.”
    – John Henry Newman
  33. “I am of certain convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.”
    – Florence Nightingale
  34. “No heroine can create a hero through love of one, but she can give birth to one.”
    – Jean Paul
  35. “Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.”
    – Carol Pearson (The Hero Within)
  36. “When the first Superman movie came out I was frequently asked “What is a hero?” …My answer was that a hero is someone who commits a courageous action without considering the consequences… Now my definition is completely different. I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
    – Christopher Reeve
  37. “The hero is strangely akin to those who die young. ”
    – Rainer Maria Rilke
  38. “To know that the odds are so high that only through the perishing of your life will the minions survive, that’s love. That’s heroism.”
    – Sylvester Stallone
  39. “The world has no room for cowards. We must all be ready somehow to toil, to suffer, to die. And yours is not the less noble because no drum beats before you when you go out into your daily battlefields, and no crowds shout about your coming when you return from your daily victory or defeat.”
    – Robert Louis Stevenson
  40. “The more characteristic American hero in the earlier day, and the more beloved type at all times, was not the hustler but the whittler.”
    – Mark Sullivan
  41. “Who is a hero? He who turns his enemy into a friend.”
    – The Talmud
  42. “If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes.”
    – Mark Twain
  43. “Villains are undone by what is worst in them, heroes by what is best. ”
    – Voltaire
  44. “The opportunities for heroism are limited in this kind of world: the most people can do is sometimes not to be as weak as they’ve been at other times.”
    – Angus Wilson
  45. “It’s true that heroes are inspiring, but mustn’t they also do some rescuing if they are to be worthy of their name? Would Wonder Woman matter if she only sent commiserating telegrams to the distressed?”
    – Jeanette Winterson

Danielle Hollister (2005) is the Publisher of BellaOnline Quotations Zine
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