Heroes and Heroism Quotes

By | July 31, 2010
  • A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • A hero is a man who does what he can. ~ Romain Rolland
  • A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. ~ Christopher Reeve
  • 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. ~ Plato
  • A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ~ Joseph Campbell
  • Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story. ~ John Barth
  • Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials. ~ Gerald W. Johnson
  • Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves. ~ Carol Pearson
  • Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion. ~ Calvin Coolidge
  • Heroism is the divine relation which, in all times, unites a great man to other men. ~ Thomas Carlyle
  • I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. ~ Bob Dylan
  • If you do it right 51 percent of the time you will end up a hero. ~ Alfred P. Sloan
  • Kill reverence and you’ve killed the hero in man. ~ Ayn Rand
  • No hero without a wound. ~ Bulgarian Proverb
  • Not the glittering weapon fights the fight, but rather the hero’s heart. ~ Traditional Proverb
  • One brave deed makes no hero. ~ John Greenleaf Whittier
  • The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them. ~ Jean Genet
  • The greatest hero is one who has control over his desires. ~ Sanskrit Proverb
  • The hero draws inspiration from the virtue of his ancestors. ~  Goethe
  • The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  • The main thing about being a hero is to know when to die. ~ Will Rogers
  • 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
  • The real hero doesn’t say that he is one. ~ Filipino Proverb
  • The soldiers fight, and the kings are heroes. ~ Yiddish Proverb
  • There are heroes in evil as well as in good. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld
  • 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 is in need of heroes. ~ Bertolt Brecht
  • What is a society without a heroic dimension? ~ Jean Baudrillard
  • What makes a hero truly great is that they never despair. ~ Roy Thompson