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

By | January 8, 2009

Quotations about Heroes

Those who say that we’re in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t know where to look. ~ Ronald Reagan

I’m a hero with coward’s legs. ~ Spike Milligan

The main thing about being a hero is to know when to die. ~ Will Rogers

Heroism is endurance for one moment more. ~ George Kennan

Not every boy thrown to the wolves becomes a hero. ~ John Barth

A hero. You want to be one of those rare human beings who make history, rather than merely watch it flow around them like water around a rock. ~ Dan Simmons

Heroes don’t get anything but dead. ~ Laurell K. Hamilton

If you do it right 51 percent of the time you will end up a hero. ~ Alfred P. Sloan

You want to be a hero. That is why you do such silly things. ~ Romain Rolland

If there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s a hero without a cause. People like that just make trouble so that they can solve it. ~ Jeanette Winterson

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. ~ Bob Dylan

Calculation never made a hero. ~ John Henry Newman

You cannot be a hero without being a coward. ~ George Bernard Shaw

To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self. ~ Charles Horton Cooley

Unhappy the land that needs heroes. ~ Bertolt, Brecht

Be your own hero, it’s cheaper than a movie ticket. ~ Doug Horton

How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long? ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau

Elements of the heroic exist in almost every individual: it is only the felicitous development of them all in one that is rare. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 to be obeyed. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Crowds speak in heroes. ~ Gerald Stanley Lee

I don’t want to be a strong hero who can save society. I just want to save myself. ~ Gao Xingjian

In the heat of battle, heroes emerge, sometimes from the most unlikely of sources. ~ Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage. ~ Marvin Kitman

We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too. ~ Helen Hayes

He who says, “I know no fear,” is no hero. No man knows courage unless he does know fear, and has that in him which is superior to fear, and conquers it. ~ Lyman Abbott

The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else. ~ Umberto Eco

In our age, self-indulgence and self-destruction, rather than self-sacrifice, are the foundations for new heroic myths. ~ Dean Koontz


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