Heroes and Heroism Quotes

By | July 31, 2010

Quotations about Heroism

Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of glory creates a great man. ~ Charles Maurice De Talleyrand

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

Heroism is the divine relation which, in all times, unites a great man to other men. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes. ~ Bertolt Brecht

Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials. ~ Gerald W. Johnson

You lived too long, we have supped full with heroes, they waste their deaths on us. ~ C. D. Andrews

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

A hero is someone who does what must be done, and needs no other reason. ~ Christopher Golden & Nancy Holder

One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being. ~ May Sarton

We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up … discovering we have the strength to stare it down. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward. ~ Dolores Ibarruri

A hero is someone we can admire without apology. ~ Kitty Kelley

One brave deed makes no hero. ~ John Greenleaf Whittier

Kill reverence and you’ve killed the hero in man. ~ Ayn Rand

A hero is someone right who doesn’t change. ~ George Foreman

The hero sees values beyond what’s possible. That’s the nature of a hero. It kills him, of course, ultimately. But it makes the whole struggle of humanity worthwhile. ~ John Gardner

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

I would describe a hero as a person who has no fear of life, who can face life squarely. ~ Alexander Lowen

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

Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story. ~ John Barth

Heroism is the dazzling and glorious concentration of courage. ~ Henri-Frederic Amiel

There is heroism even in the circles of hell for fellow-sinners who cling to each other in the fiery whirlwind and never recriminate. ~ George Eliot

Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves. ~ Carol Pearson

Tales of heroes end in bliss. ~ Tanith Lee

What is a hero without love for mankind? ~ Doris Lessing

Every hero becomes a bore at last. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. ~ Christopher Reeve

Being a hero is about the shortest lived profession on earth. ~ Will Rogers

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ~ Joseph Campbell

There are heroes in evil as well as in good. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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

Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion. ~ Calvin Coolidge

What makes a hero truly great is that they never despair. ~ Roy Thompson

No heroine can create a hero through love of one, but she can give birth to one. ~ Jean Paul Richter

One murder makes a villain, millions often a hero. ~ Bishop Porteous

And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The hero draws inspiration from the virtue of his ancestors. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

A hero is a man who does what he can. ~ Romain Rolland

A hero is brave in deeds as well as words. ~ Romain Rolland

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